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Further funding uplift announced for councils caring for children seeking asylum

By June 9, 2020Uncategorized

Published 8th June 

For the third time in 4 years, the Home Office has significantly increased financial support for councils who look after children. 

There will be a significant uplift in funding for all local authorities providing ongoing support to those unaccompanied asylum seeking children leaving care. The new rate (£240 per person per week) replaces the previous rates of £150 and £200 per week, representing a 20-60% increase. 

There will also be a targeted 25% uplift in funding for local authorities across the UK who are currently looking after the highest numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children when compared to their child population. They will receive a tariff of £143 per child per night instead of the standard rate of £114 per child per night. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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