Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Westminster Hall debate on Homes for Ukraine scheme and child refugees, House of Commons, 22 June 2022

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, councils have been working closely with the Government to ensure support for new arrivals from Ukraine is put in place quickly and at scale, and families are kept safe.

General debate on Ukraine, House of Commons, 25 May 2022

The latest key messages from a general debate on Ukraine in the House of Commons, 25 May 2022.

General debate on Ukraine, House of Commons, 26 April 2022

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, councils have been working closely with the Government to ensure support for new arrivals from Ukraine is put in place quickly and at scale, and families are kept safe.

Ukrainian refugees, House of Lords, 6 March 2022

Our substantive asks regarding providing a clear framework for housing checks; guidance around dealing with safeguarding issues beyond just the initial DBS check; clear steer on breakdown of placements and rematching and clarity of data still require further detail. The LGA and councils are keen to continue to work with the Government on these issues.

Asylum accommodation contracts, House of Commons, 10 October 2018

Councils continue to work hard to support and deliver the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers currently in operation. Councils want to work with central government to find sustainable solutions that minimise the pressures on local authorities, their communities and vulnerable individuals.

Local authority support for child refugees, 2 November 2017

Councils have a strong track record in welcoming asylum seeking children.

Debate on the experience of new refugees in the UK - 19 July 2017

Local authorities are the primary point of engagement for identifying where refugees are to be resettled, and lead on work with local partners and communities to help families settle into their new homes.

Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace

Local Authority support for the Syrian Resettlement Programme

Local authorities lead on work with local partners and local communities to help families settle into their new homes.

Supporting refugee and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Councils in England currently look after 69,500 children who are unable to live with their birth parents, a figure that has increased by just under 2,500 over the past three years.

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