Analysis of Local Authority costs incurred in support of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in the East Midlands 2017

10 June 2017

Analysis of Local Authority costs incurred in support of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in the East Midlands 2017

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In June 2017, EMSMP have produced a report on the Analysis of Local Authority Cost incurred in suport of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in the East Midlands. The following report confirms the actual costs incurred by Local Authorities in the East Midlands in providing care for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). 

This research demonstrates a significant gap in UASC funding. The results of the financial analysis above give an average cost to local authorities supporting UASC in their care as £55,194 per UASC per annum. By comparison with the weighted average Home Office reimbursement per UASC per annum of £30,231, a current funding shortfall to East Midlands local authorities of £24,963 per UASC per annum can be identified. In other words, present Home Office funding levels cover just over half (54.8%) of the costs incurred by local authorities in support of the current UASC cohort.