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