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35624775?profile=RESIZE_710xEVERY council needs to help' - that was the message of councillors as Portsmouth is continuing to look after three times the amount of asylum-seeking children that it should.

Despite a national scheme set up to move unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASCs) to other authorities as well as a boost in funding, Portsmouth's council leader has warned the city is still facing the brunt of the issue.

At the end of June, Portsmouth City Council was caring for 98 young people in need of asylum, showing little change since last year after the government was lobbied for help.
 
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