Lady Butler-Sloss , who is co-chair of the House of Lords All-Party Group on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking, has told the BBC’s Today Programme that refugee children in the UK  could be treated as adults and sent to Rwanda.


The Baroness criticised the new age identification scheme included in the Nationality and Borders Bill. This ‘maturity’ test would not recognise that 16 year-old boys from Afghanistan and Ethiopia were likely to have facial hair, and they would be considered adults and probably deported to Rwanda, she said. Lady Butler-Sloss also added that there were many unaccompanied refugee children in Calais who were at risk of trafficking.


The interview starts at: 1.54:42.