25 January 2016

The U.K government is looking at calls to take in thousands of unaccompanied refugee children

Charities have been calling on the UK to admit 3,000 child refugees as part of its response to the migrant crisis. Labour's leadership is urging Mr Cameron to do more. Yvette Cooper, chair of Labour's refugee taskforce, said it was "good news that the government seems to be responding" to calls to help unaccompanied refugee children.

Alasdair Roxburgh from charity Save the Children told BBC Radio 5live: "We'd need to make sure they were protected and safe but we would be looking at foster families or other appropriate care. The UK is very capable of doing this."