FOI request (FOI203322)
Asylum Seeking Children
Requested Thu 15 December 2016
Responded Mon 19 December 2016
We write on behalf of our client, Help Refugees Ltd, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to ask that you supply copies of all responses provided by your local authority to the following Home Office correspondence concerning local authority capacity to care for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
The letter dated 8 September 2016 sent to 'All Local Council Leaders' by Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Immigration. This letter had the heading 'UNACCOMPANIED ASYLUM SEEKING AND REFUGEE CHILDREN'; and
The letter dated 14 October 2016 sent to Local Authority Leaders by the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, and Edward Timpson MP, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families. This letter had no heading but concerned local authority capacity to care for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and began with 'At the start of September the Immigration Minister wrote to you to ask you to participate..."; and
Any other request by the Home Office for indications of how many places your local authority would be willing to offer to unaccompanied asylum seeking children under s.67 Immigration Act 2016, 'the Dubs Amendment' or under the National Transfer Scheme.
Information not held.
This area is dealt with by East Sussex County Council Children's Services, please visit their website for further information www.eastsussex.gov.uk
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