Freedom of information request response - 05731

FOI request

FOI ID number
Independent accommodation used for children

Please can you help with the following five questions about ‘independent accommodation’ used for children, including Looked After Children (LAC), age 16 and 17 years-old or younger.  ‘Independent accommodation’ can include B&Bs, Hotels and private rental properties.

Children, including LAC, aged 16 and 17 years old or younger housed in ‘independent accommodation’

  1. How many children were housed in independent accommodation in 2017?
  2. How long did children housed in ‘independent accommodation’ spend in the accommodation (one night, a week or less, a month or less, more than a month, up to three months, six months or less, six months or more)?
  3. What were the ages of children housed in ‘independent accommodation’ (please provide a separate figure for each year of age)?
  4. How regularly were safeguarding checks carried out on ‘independent accommodation’ used to house children in 2017?
  5. Before placing LAC children in ‘independent accommodation’ were safeguarding risk assessments carried out on properties? If so who carried these out?

Our response


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

See Freedom of Information at Cumbria County Council to redirect your query using their website.

Response date
19 November 2018