LONDON COUNCILS REQUIRE HELP TO CARE FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN

  • Eight London councils have written a letter to the home secretary, Amber Rudd, for the Home Office to provide more financial and casework support to help care for unaccompanied refugee children who have started to arrive in the UK from France.

    The councils need more financial help so they can help to support the refugee children over the next few years, since they "have had their budgets cut by over two-thirds since 2010", according to the Guardian.

    Toufique Houssain of Duncan Lewis solicitors was concerned to hear reports from some children, he said:

    "We have been receiving texts from some of the children saying that bandits are coming into the containers and stealing their phones and their identity cards proving that they are minors."

    Steve Cowan, leader of the council, said:

    "It is essential that the Homes Office works with these people who have knowledge and expertise about this group of children to ensure that no child is left behind in the Calais camp."

    A Home Office spokesperson also said:

    "We have substantially increased the levels of funding we give to local authorities for providing care for unaccompanied children - daily rates have increased by more than 20% and we have an additional £60,000 available for area."

    What do you think?

    Please tweet comments @suppsolutions

Related articles

  • Read More

    THERE IS INSUFFICIENT CARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

    New figures on mental health showed the following:The author of an EPI report on children's mental health, Emily Frith, said:"Being in hospital for a mental health condition can be a disturbing...

  • Read More

    REPORT WARNS THAT VULNERABLE ADULTS ARE BEING LET DOWN BY SOCIAL WORKERS AND CARE PROVIDERS

    According to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman review:Local government and social care ombudsman, Michael King, said:"While I appreciate the complex emotional and practical decisions...

  • Read More

    ONE OF SCOTLAND'S LARGEST HEALTH BOARDS HAS OVERSPENT ON CARE SERVICES

    Prior to a meeting of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) today, the following figures emerged:The entire NHS Lothian budget shows a funding gap of £22.4m and the IJB agreed to savings of...

  • Read More

    SURVEY FINDS THAT MENTAL HEALTH DEMANDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS YEAR

    The poll by NHS Providers suggests the following:Louise Rubin of the charity, Mind, said:"We are concerned that people coming forward and seeking help for mental health problems are not getting the...

  • Read More

    ADASS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ON HOW TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM SCAMS

    The guidance by the ADASS includes the following:Vice President of ADASS, Glen Garrod, said:"Carers, families and neighbours need to be more aware of abuse, which can see older and disabled people...

  • Read More

    THE WELSH GOVERNMENT PAYS BACK TO FAMILIES WHO WRONGLY PAID CARE HOME FEES

    A Welsh Government spokesman said:"Earlier this year we introduced an amended process in order to accelerate the speed at which claims are processed."We have also developed common reporting criteria...

  • Read More

    A SYSTEM WHEREBY PEOPLE CAN GET MORE INFORMED ABOUT ROUGH SLEEPING IS BEING MOBILISED

    The system which was launched by Rough Sleepers Cymru, a coalition of homelessness charities has had a successful year with more than 795 referrals since it was launched.According to Anthony Kandall,...

  • Read More

    THE INCREASING FUNDING GAP FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ENGLAND REQUIRES RECTIFICATION

    The Local Government Association said the following:According to a spokeswoman for the Department of Education;"We want every single child, no matter where they live, to receive the same high-quality...

  • Read More

    FIGURES SHOW THAT CARE HOMES HAVE SUFFERED FROM RISING INSOLVENCIES OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS

    New government figures show that 75 care home businesses covering nursing homes, homes for the elderly, residential care activities for learning disabilities, mental health, and substance abuse were...

  • Read More

    MINISTERS PLAN TO PUT NHS PROFESSIONALS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON A FULL-TERM BASIS

    While being interviewed by The Telegraph, Prince Harry revealed that he had sought counselling to help him come to terms with the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as he struggled for a...

Support Solutions 5th National Housing Support & Social Care Conference 2014 The conference tackled todays issues at provider level, and provided knowledgeable people to present the workshops. A.L - Caraston Hall

 

Briefing Signup

 
Quick Contact

Quick contact

Close

Contact us

T 0333 332 1991 (Local rate)

E info@supportsolutions.co.uk