Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

“I am writing to you from ITV News in order to request statistics concerning unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in your care.

In 2017, the Home Office reported: ‘Of the 1,998 initial decisions relating to UASC made in 2017, 1,154 (58%) were grants of asylum or another form of protection, and an additional 378 (19%) were grants of temporary leave (UASC leave).’

Can you please provide the following statistics:-

Of the 1,154 USAC that were granted asylum in 2017, how many were put into your care and can now be accounted for? 15

Please can you break down the numbers as per the below:

How many were put in the care of your Council? 15

And, how many have absconded from your Council’s care?” None.