Freedom of information request response - 05291

FOI request

FOI ID number
Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from you as a local authority:

(1)   How many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (“unaccompanied minors”) are looked after by your local authority? How many are aged 16-18?

(2)   How many unaccompanied minors have been moved from foster care into semi-independent caring arrangements (supported care), such as the YMCA, after reaching the age of 16 in any of the last 5 years?

(3)   How many of these unaccompanied minors were then returned from such supported care arrangements to foster care before or on reaching age 18?

(4)   Do you as a local authority have a policy on supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children? If so, may I please receive a copy. 

Our response


Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which has been logged with the reference number FOI 05291.

Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for children’s services.

Please re-direct your request to Freedom of Information at Cumbria County Council using their website.

Response date
09 May 2018