Rotherham MP shows support for child refugees

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion is urging constituents to write a welcome message for lone child refugees arriving in the UK.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th December 2015, 5:00 am
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham

Almost 2,000 unaccompanied children have arrived this year, many of whom have fled wars and persecution.

Ms Champion is backing Save the Children’s campaign calling on the public to write messages, which will be printed in books to help the children learn English and to integrate in their new communities.

The MP, who has written her own message, said: “I’m delighted to support Save the Children’s campaign to welcome child refugees.

“These children have been through so much - fleeing conflict and persecution. I’m glad that the UK can help provide them with a safe home and a fresh start.

“As winter sets in I remain concerned about the plight of child refugees in Europe who are all alone, with no family.

“I’m supporting Save the Children’s call on the UK Government to offer to relocate up to 3,000 of these children to the UK.”

Visit to find out more about the work of Save the Children and how to write a message of welcome to the child refugees.