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The Children’s Commissioner for England has a statutory duty to promote and protect the rights of children in England. This includes those children who have arrived in the country fleeing war and persecution, who are often the victims of trafficking and exploitation. The Illegal Migration Bill will have a profound impact on the rights of these children.

Ahead of its Second Reading in Parliament, this briefing sets out some of the Children’s Commissioner’s key concerns with the Bill itself, and the process of its introduction.