Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee gave consideration to a report providing an update on the change from a voluntary to mandatory National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, outlining the implications and risks and providing an overview on the proposed model of care and support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children transferred to the authority through the National Transfer Scheme.
The Policy and Resources Committee –
1. Noted that on 23 November 2021 the UK Government served
notice on Councils across the UK of their intention to issue a direction
requiring local authorities to participate in the National Transfer Scheme for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).
2. Noted the plans to provide appropriate care for UASCs
transferred to the authority in a partnership between the HSCP and the Council.
risks outlined in paragraphs 3.14 to 3.21 of the submitted report.
that the costs of UASCs are funded by the NTS funding package from the Home
Office. However depending on the level
of need, funding may not cover all of the support costs, and any such under
funding will introduce a cost pressure.
(Reference: Report by Executive Director with
responsibility for Resettlement dated 30 November 2021, submitted)
Publication date: 15/12/2021
Date of decision: 09/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 09/12/2021 - Policy and Resources Committee