Children in care – Citizenship

How many children are in the care of the local authority (I.e. on a care order under s.31 Children Act 1989):

* the total number,

620

(This total and all totals below are accurate as of the 22nd September 2020)

* are non-British EU, EEA or Swiss national citizens,

6

* have made applications to the EU Settlement Scheme,
* have made applications for British Citizenship,
* have received settled status,
* have received pre-settled status.

In response to the further questions, we do not hold this further information as citizenship is not a statutory requirement to be recorded and we can further confirm that 133 of children in the care of the local authority on care order figure do not have a citizenship recorded in the social care case management system.

How many children are accommodated by your local authority (i.e. under s.20 Children Act 1989):

* the total number

155

* are non-British EU, EEA or Swiss national citizens

12

* have made applications to the EU Settlement Scheme,
* have made applications for British Citizenship,
* have received settled status,
* have received pre-settled status.

In response to the further questions, we do not hold this further information as citizenship is not a statutory requirement to be recorded and we can further confirm that 62 of children under S.20 do not have a citizenship recorded in the social care case management system.

 

How many young people are entitled to leaving care support (i.e. under para.19B of Schedule 2 Children Act 1989; s.23A(2) Children Act 1989; and s.23C(1) Children Act 1989) (up to and including 25 years old):

* the total number

461

* are non-British EU, EEA or Swiss national citizens,

38

* have made applications to the EU Settlement Scheme,
* have made applications for British Citizenship,
* have received settled status,
* have received pre-settled status.

In response to the further questions, we do not hold this further information as citizenship is not a statutory requirement to be recorded and we can further confirm that 94 of total Care Leaver figure do not have a citizenship recorded in the social care case management system.