Lone child refugee intake

How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in overall over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017)?

Twenty, including a number that have since left the care of the council.

How many unaccompanied minors are in the care of your council at present?

Twenty as of the end of March 2017, including a number that were taken into care before April 2016.

How many of the unaccompanied minors your council has taken (if any) have gone missing from local authority care (including  foster placements)  over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017) for a period longer than two days?

Devon County Council does hold this information but we consider that to disclose the number would potentially identify individuals therefore we are withholding the information under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act – Personal Information.

How many unaccompanied minors has your council taken in under the Dubs amendment over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017)?

We do hold information about the number of children taken in and then transferred onto the DUBS amendment when it transpired that they did not have family able to look after them in the UK , however we consider that to disclose that would potentially identify individuals and therefore we are withholding the information under Section 40 0f the Freedom of Information Act – Personal Information.

How many child refugees has your council taken in under the National Transfer Scheme over the past year (April 2016 – March 2017)?

Nine (9)

Could your council take in more child refugees with no extra funding? If so how many?

We are committed to offering care to unaccompanied asylum seeking children, and are working within the calculation for the national transfer scheme of 0.07% of our total child population – as per the current arrangement, funding is reclaimed from central government towards the costs incurred in looking after an unaccompanied asylum seeking child.

Could your council take in more child refugees with extra funding? If so how many?

Please refer to the answer to the previous question.