FOI Request - Accommodation & Support of Separated Children

Request 101000250086

Under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.  These young people may be Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) or may be seeking protection as child victims of trafficking under the National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking (NRM).  They may have been placed in a different Local Authority in foster care, or other forms of accommodation, or they may be detained but are still being financed by your own Local Authority. They may or may not have an allocated Social Worker but will normally be accommodated or financed or both by your Local Authority‚Äôs Social Work Department, either under compulsory measures of care or through voluntary or discretionary provision.

In each of the last two financial years:-
1. How many separated children between the ages of 16-17 (inclusive) were supported by your Local Authority? Of these,
a. how many were supported under section 22 of the Act;
b. how many were supported under section 25 of the Act; and
c. how many were supported under any other section of the Act (please specify the section)?

2. Of the children identified in response to Question 1, how many of those children were Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)?  Of these,
a. how many were supported under section 22 of the Act;
b. how many were supported under section 25 of the Act; and
c. how many were supported under any other section of the Act (please specify the section)?

3. Of the children identified in response to Question 1, how many separated children were between the ages of 16-17 (inclusive) when they first became known to your Local Authority? Of these,
a. how many were supported under section 22 of the Act;
b. how many were supported under section 25 of the Act; and
c. how many were supported under any other section of the Act (please specify the section)?

4. Of the children identified in response to Question 3, how many of those children were Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)? Of these,
a. how many were supported under section 22 of the Act;
b. how many were supported under section 25 of the Act; and
c. how many were supported under any other section of the Act (please specify the section)?

5. Were you aware of any separated children between the ages of 16-17 (inclusive)
in your Local Authority area not supported by your Local Authority?
a. If so, how many such children are you aware of, and what alternate forms of support (e.g. not from the Local Authority) did they receive?

Response 20-05-2014

1. 0

a, b & c N/A

2. N/A

3. N/A

4. N/A

5. No

a. N/A

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