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LGA responds to UASC funding announcement

“With the vast majority of refugee children aged 16 or 17, this change in funding needs to be followed through so that care leaving costs, which are equal to or greater than those of non-UASC, are fully funded, as this remains the main barrier to councils taking on responsibility for ever-growing numbers."

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LGA: spend on asylum-seeking children doubles in four years

"These rising costs and challenges are contributing to the soaring demand pressures on councils’ children’s services, which face a £3.1 billion funding gap by 2025 just to continue operating at current levels."

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LGA responds to the latest refugee resettlement figures

"Councils have had an excellent track record in welcoming asylum-seeking and refugee children and their families for many years, and continue to work hard to support the Syrian resettlement scheme alongside all the other schemes in the current operation."

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LGA responds to Children and Social Work Bill amendment

Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responded to the amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill.