Freedom of Information Request

Homes for Ukraine scheme

Received: 21 April 2022

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request relates to the Homes for Ukraine scheme; I am sending this request to you as an Upper Tier local authority that has, according to the latest government data, issued over 100 visas under the scheme and is among the top 40 authorities that have issued the most visas under the scheme.

Please provide a table with a breakdown of the ages and genders of hosts and refugees that have been paired up, with ages in the following brackets: minors, 18-30; 30-50;50+

How many single men/men living alone (sponsors/hosts) have been matched with refugee women or refugee women and children under the scheme?

How many host/sponsor applications have not passed safeguarding/suitability checks carried out by the council and therefore been denied host status?

Please state as a number and a percentage of all applications made

For those that did not pass safeguarding/suitability checks, please detail the reasons (or most common 5 reasons if multiple) for why hosts/sponsors did not pass these checks.

How many refugees have requested to change or move host families, after they have either lived with or been matched with (please state which) that family for a period of time. Please expand on the reasons for doing so.

In addition, if there is any further information you wish to add, perhaps on the way that the council carries out safeguarding checks on host applicants, I would be keen to have any further information. And if a substantive response is not possible within the time frame, please provide as much information as possible, for example focusing on the questions where information is most readily available. If you record the information in a different way, or would like me to clarify any parts of the request or further refine the questions, please be in contact.

I look forward to receiving your response within 20 days.

Outcome / Documents

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