The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has published a thematic report on the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) and the services available or being developed by councils to support them.

Key findings include:

  • Over a third of UASC displayed psychological symptoms upon arrival, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, flashbacks and depression
  • Over 75% of local authorities who responded to the research talked about the struggle to find placements for UASC, citing the national shortage of foster care placements
  • ADCS has calculated that the grant funding provided by the Home Office covers on average 50% of the costs of caring for a UASC.

For further information please see the ADCS website

Source: ADCS  Date: 03 November 2016

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