Freedom of information response

Looked After Children

Publication date: 
Friday 30 June 2023

I'm interested in information about the councils looked after children aged below 16 who have been housed in unregulated accommodation. Please could you kindly answer these following questions.

1. On how many separate occasions over the past 12 months (March 2022 - March 2023) have you needed to house any of your looked after children (under the age of 16) in(short term emergency) unregulated (not regulated by OFSTED) accommodation?

2. Referring to Question 1, how many separate children or young people (under the age of 16) did that relate to?

3. How many days in total (combined) were your children and young people (under the age of 16) housed in unregulated accommodation over the past 12 months (March 2022 - March 2023)?

4. What was your total spend on support agencies over the past 12 months (March 2022 - March 2023)to cover the support costs of supporting your children and young people (aged under 16) who were housed unregulated accommodation?


Please see appendix A attached

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FOI 12863