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Science methods used to check age of refugees criticised


Refugee groups cast doubts over new committee set up to advise UK government on methods

Concerns have been raised over the science used to determine the age of refugees after the UK government launched a new committee to advise on the methods.

Some politicians—including home secretary Priti Patel—have said they believe that adults have posed as children to increase their chances of claiming asylum and access to benefits such as education.

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