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FOI 14740

Temporary Accommodation

Request


1.
Who is responsible for carrying out inspections of temporary accommodation which house families in your local authority?

2.
How regularly is temporary accommodation which houses families (including that which is privately leased) inspected by you or another body you contract your services to?

3.
What measures do they take to ensure that properties are safe and suitable for children?
4.
Do you have a safeguarding policy that applies when transferring children from local authority accommodation to private rental temporary accommodation? Yes/No
5.
Do you have a safeguarding policy that applies when placing families in B&Bs and/or temporary accommodation? (Please specify which one) Yes/No
6.
Do you seek advice from your Local Authority’s safeguarding service when you place families in B&Bs and/or temporary accommodation? (Please specify which one) Yes/No

Response


1.
Who is responsible for carrying out inspections of temporary accommodation which house families in your local authority? Surveyor (with responsibility for void properties)

2.
How regularly is temporary accommodation which houses families (including that which is privately leased) inspected by you o! r another body you contract your services to? Inspected each time it becomes void.

3.
What measures do they take to ensure that properties are safe and suitable for children? Standard H&S checks
4.
Do you have a safeguarding policy that applies when transferring children from local authority accommodation to private rental temporary accommodation? Yes/No
5.
Do you have a safeguarding policy that applies when placing families in B&Bs and/or temporary accommodation? (Please specify which one) Yes/No
6.
Do you seek advice from your Local Authority's safeguarding service when you place families in B&Bs and/or temporary accommodation? (Please specify which one) Yes/No (unless identified that Social Services are already involved); or unless there are case relevant concerns).