Migrant children dumped at the side of the road are causing a funding crisis for local councils financially responsible for the children until they turn 25. The Local Government Association has called on the government to cover the costs following a doubling in the number of children taken into care owing to the Calais crisis. Kent County Council has been particularly hard hit, as it is responsible for child migrants entering the country through the Channel Tunnel. Some of the older teenagers have been housed at a former old people’s home in Ashford, but the majority of children are being placed with foster carers, both through the council and private agencies, the Times has reported. Compass Fostering, one such private agency, has reported a 500 per cent increase in the number of asylum seeking children it has dealt with in the last three months, compared with the same period last year. It had
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