London boroughs warn refugee scheme ‘is not working’
The Government scheme for distributing refugee children throughout the country is not working, according to London Councils.
Councils receive extra £30m to care for asylum seeking children
The amount of funding councils receive to look after unaccompanied asylum seeking children is set to rise by £30m.
Councils' role in asylum system to be bolstered
Plans are being drawn up that will give councils more of a say in where asylum seekers are accommodated.
This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.
This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.