Issue details

Developing a Welcome Centre Approach for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

Purpose of Report: To seek agreement to develop a Welcome Centre approach for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children who are aged 16 and 17 and can be supported in ‘other arrangements’ under the care planning regulations.

The report also seeks permission to delegate the decision to re profile capital which was previously allocated in 2019 to develop placement sufficiency.

The Executive will be asked to approve and support the approach of a welcome centre and delegate decision making for capital, should it be required, to the Corporate Director of Children Services in consultation with the council’s Chief Finance Officer.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/12/2023

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 25/01/24 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children's and Education

Department: Directorate of Children's Services and Education

Contact: Martin Kelly, Corporate Director of Children’s Services and Education Email:

Consultation process


Making Representations: N/A

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Not required


Agenda items


  • Developing a Welcome Centre Approach for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children  


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