The French government has yet to give an official date for dismantling the camp.
Dubbed 'the Jungle, ' the site, estimated to host some 6,000 people, has been problematic for a number of years, and UNHCR has long recommended its closure, Mr. Edwards said, pointing out that the living conditions are "appalling", with the most basic shelter, inadequate hygiene facilities, poor security and a lack of basic services.
Under European Union rules, asylum seekers must make a claim in the first country they reach, but unaccompanied children can have their applications examined in another country if, for example, they have relatives there.
Mum-of-two Cathy Augustine said most people did not understand the "full horror" faced by child refugees in Calais.
It is understood that the United Kingdom plans to take over 300 children, although charity Safe Passage, which is working alongside the British government in its efforts to bring children in before French authorities close the camp, says it has not seen operational plans detailing how they will be transferred.
The bishop of Barking, Peter Hill, a spokesman for Citizens UK, said: "We should not, at this late stage, have to be taking legal action simply to ensure that an adequate plan has been put in place to safeguard the remaining children from going missing amid the impending chaos of the eviction".
The head of France's human rights watchdog said the destruction of the makeshift camp would begin on 17 October as French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to deal with the refugee crisis in the country before the elections next spring.
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"Many will have also experienced horrendous conditions within and since fleeing their country of origin, so councils will want to ensure they are able to settle into communities as quickly and easily as possible with ongoing support made available when they need it".
Child peddling through the Jungle camp in Calais, where there are believed to be up to 1,000 unaccompanied children in the camp.
Ms Rudd told the Commons on Monday that more than 80 unaccompanied children had been accepted for transfer so far this year.
Britain says small groups have been coming on a weekly basis for the last few months.
A spokesman for the Calais prefecture said five children from Syria and one from Afghanistan had come to the UK.
Aid groups believe the planned closure will lead to children disappearing before they are processed; as many as 600 minors inside the camp are eligible to come to Britain.
The "Jungle" now holds around 5,700 people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to local authorities.