Freedom of information request response - 05291
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.
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.