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The Home Office document mentioned in Mooney's news report contains some rather worrying features.1 2 It talks about NHS trusts sharing information with the immigration authority regarding failed asylum seekers, without any mention of confidentiality.
It also confidently states that new technology will help assess the age of claimants who say that they are minors. Is anyone aware of a new technological advance that has suddenly resolved the difficult problem of age assessments? Or is the government placing too much faith in a fix that could result in vulnerable children being wrongly treated as adults?
Competing interests: PRM previously worked as a general practitioner in special services for asylum seekers, and has prepared medicolegal reports relating to asylum claims.