Immigration and Refugees

Details:

Reference Number: 5386
Request Date: 11/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Are you intending to cover the cost of the EU settlement scheme fee for your employees affected by Brexit?
A.1 Yes, Northumberland County Council intend to reimburse employees who use the scheme once evidence is provided that they have been accepted in the scheme.

Q.2 How many EU national employees do you estimate have applied or will need to apply under the scheme?
A.2 Data is limited and we hope to have more information with the use of an updated employee self service system within our electronic HR systems around the time the scheme comes into play.

Q.3 If you are covering their fees, what is your estimate for how much in total the cost is to you?
A.3 Due to above the costs are unknown but as we have been part of the pilot scheme within social care and had no take up, the cost may be nominal.


Details:

Reference Number: 5418
Request Date: 15/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 For the years 2015-2017 (separately) please provide the total number of families who were support by the local authority pursuant to section 17 of the Children's Act 1989 (section 17 support.) 
A.1       
2015 CiN Involvement - 2216 families
2016 CiN Involvement - 2446 families
2017 CiN Involvement - 2733 families

Q.2 Of the number above at 1, please provide the number of families who received section 17 support in the form of financial subsistence because although they were ineligible by Schedule 3(1) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act (NIAA) 2002 that support was deemed necessary to avoid a breach of their rights under the European Convention on Human RIghts (Schedule 3 (3) (a) NIAA 2002). 
A.2  8 families

Q.3 Of the number above at question 2, how many were families with lone parents? 
A.3 Less than 5

Q.4 Of the number above at question 2, how many included women?
A.4  6

Q.5 Of the number above at question 2, how many children under 18 years old were in the household? 
A.5  14

Q.6 Of the number above at question 2, what was the average size of the household in total (in adults and children)? 
A.6  4.5

Q.7 Of the number above at question 2, what was the average duration of the period in receipt of section 17 Children Act 1989 support? 
A.7  8.5 weeks
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5488
Request Date: 28/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Please provide the number of Romanian Nationals resident in Northumberland.
Should you not have this information, please provide an estimate.
If you are unable to provide an overall estimate, please provide partial figures on the number of Romanian Nationals that you have data on; such as (but not limited to) employment, enrollment in education, registration on electoral rolls etc.

A.1 I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Romanians residing in Northumberland.

I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by Northumberland County Council. 

However, The Office for National Statistics produce estimates of the population by Local Authority by Country of Birth and Nationality. Please find a link to data that might be useful in assisting with your request - https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/datasets/populationoftheunitedkingdombycountryofbirthandnationalityunderlyingdatasheets 

There is no data from Northumberland on the number of Romanian nationals due to disclosure control i.e. numbers are too small to release.  There is data available on country of birth from the Census but this information is now 8 years out of date - https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/datasets/populationoftheunitedkingdombycountryofbirthandnationality
 


Details:

Reference Number: 5574
Request Date: 08/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Please therefore treat these requests separately.
 

Q.1     The number of children deemed to be below the age of 18 who were unaccompanied asylum seeking children, i.e. were in this country alone and not accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom :

Q.1a)          a Serious Case Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.1a)      0

 

Q.1b)           a Serious Case Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.1b)      0

 

Q.1c)           a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.1c)      0

 

Q.1d)           a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18.

 

A.1d)      0

 

Q.1e) there was no Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18.  

 

A.1e)      0

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.
 

Q.2     The number of children deemed to be below the age of 18 who were seeking asylum but where they were accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

Q.2a)      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.2a)      0

 

Q.2b)      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.2b)      0

 

Q.2c)      a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.2c)      0

 

Q.2d)     a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.2d)      0

 

Q.2e)      there was no Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

A.2e)      0

 

Q.3   The number of children deemed to be below the age of 18 who were seeking asylum but where it is unclear whether or not they were accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

Q.3a      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.3a)      0

 

Q.3b)      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.3b)      0

 

Q.3c)      a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.3c)      0

 

Q.3d)      a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.3d)      0

 

Q.3e)      there was no Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18  

 

A.3e)      0

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.4        The number of children deemed to be below the age of 18 who were foreign nationals - but who were not counted in the answers to 1, 2 or 3 above, perhaps because it was not clear they were seeking asylum 

- this could include refugees, migrants, or words to that effect and other foreign nationals whose immigration status is unclear 

– and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” 

– or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

Q.4a)      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.4a)      0

 

Q.4b)      a Serious Case Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.4b)      0

 

Q.4c)      a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.4c)      0

 

Q.4d)      a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.4d)      0

 

Q.4e)      there was no Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.4e)      0

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.5     The number of British national children deemed to be below the age of 18 who were foreign nationals – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

Q.5a)     a Serious Case Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.5a)      0

 

Q.5b)     a Serious Case Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.5b)      0

 

Q.5c)      a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.5c)      0

 

Q.5d)      a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.5d)      0

 

Q.5e)      there was no Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

A.5e)      0

 

For each case counted in requests 1-5 please detail:

The date of the death or suicide attempt

The type and name of the review

When the review began (even if prior to April 2016)

Current status of the review – i.e. ongoing or completed

The individual’s nationality

Whether they were or had been in the care of your local authority and/or had status as a care leaver (state which)

The age they claimed to be and whether their age had been disputed (if so please state which authority disputed their age and in what way, e.g. assessed as being an adult by the local authority when they claimed to be a child)

The term/terms used to describe their immigration status

Whether they were unaccompanied by family or accompanied by family, or you do not have this information in the unlikely event that is the case

Where the death or suicide attempt occurred including type of location, e.g. children’s home, foster home, park, private accommodation and place name (city/town/village and county)

Why no review took place if applicable

Why a learning review or similar was held instead of a Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Safeguarding Adult review or similar in cases where this is applicable.  In each case, please state the reason for this



Details:

Reference Number: 5576
Request Date: 08/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1    The number of young people deemed to be between the ages of 19 and 24 inclusive who were unaccompanied asylum seeking young people, i.e. were in this country alone and not accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom :

A.1     No young people have died in Northumberland in the circumstances covered by any of questions 1 to 4 of your FOI in 2016/17 or 2017/18. 


a) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

b) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

c) a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

d) a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

e) there was no Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.2   The number of young people deemed to be between the ages of 19 and 24 inclusive who were seeking asylum but where they were accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

A.2     Please see the response to Q.1

 

a) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

b) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

c) a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

d) a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

e) there was no Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.3   The number of young people deemed to be between the ages of 19 and 24 inclusive who were seeking asylum but where it is unclear whether or not they were accompanied by close family – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

A.3     Please see the response to Q.1

 

a) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

b) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

c) a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

d) a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

e) there was no Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.4   The number of young people deemed to be between the ages of 19 and 24 inclusive who were foreign nationals - but who were not counted in the answers to 1, 2 or 3 above, perhaps because it was not clear they were seeking asylum - this could include refugees, migrants, or words to that effect and other foreign nationals whose immigration status is unclear – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

A.4     Please see the response to Q.1

 

a) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

b) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

c) a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

d) a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

e) there was no Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.5   The number of young people deemed to be between the ages of 19 and 24 inclusive who were British nationals – and who i. had a death recorded as "self-inflicted", “suicide”, “misadventure suicide”, or “open-verdict suicide” – or words to this effect - and ii. had attempted suicide, and for whom:

 

A.5     Please see the response to Q.1

 

a) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

b) a Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

c) a Learning Review or equivalent was started but not concluded and was ongoing in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

d) a Learning Review or equivalent was concluded in your local authority area in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

e) there was no Safeguarding Adult Review or equivalent, or Learning Review or similar, in each of i) 2016/17 and ii) 2017/18

 

Please provide separate numbers by each of: type of review, year, whether this was a suicide or attempted suicide, whether the review had started but not been concluded, was ongoing, or had been concluded in that year, and whether a review was held.

 

Q.6   For each case counted in requests 1-5 please detail:

 

The date of the death or suicide attempt

The type and name of the review

When the review began (even if prior to April 2016)

Current status of the review – i.e. ongoing or completed

The individual’s nationality

Whether they were or had been in the care of your local authority and/or had status as a care leaver (state which)

The age they claimed to be and whether their age had been disputed (if so please state which authority disputed their age and in what way, e.g. assessed as being an adult by the local authority when they claimed to be a child)

The term/terms used to describe their immigration status

Whether they were unaccompanied by family or accompanied by family, or you do not have this information in the unlikely event that is the case

Where the death or suicide attempt occurred including type of location, e.g. children’s home, foster home, park, private accommodation and place name (city/town/village and county)

Why no review took place, if applicable

Why a learning review or similar was held instead of a Serious Case Review or equivalent, or Safeguarding Adult review or similar in cases where this is applicable.  In each case, please state the reason for this

 

A.6     We do not hold comprehensive information about young people who have died in the circumstances covered by question 5; this would be held by the coroners.  We have carried out no SARs or learning reviews about any young person falling within the scope of this question.

Question 6 is therefore not applicable.



Details:

Reference Number: 7028
Request Date: 25/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     We are reviewing our targets and need some assistance from yourself and other councils. Could you inform me approximately how many children have been taken into emergency housing/refuge fleeing domestic abuse in the last 12 months in your area. This can help make sure we are providing enough bags to the refuges and not saturating them or falling short. 

A.1     2018/19 - 43 children accommodated in refuge
2019/20 - quarters 1 and 2 - 22 in quarter 1 and 18 in quarter 2