Key announcements

Due to planned maintenance some of our online housing services may not be available from 5:00pm until 10:00pm on Tuesday 28 November. We apologise for any inconvenience. To find out more about the section 114 notice, visit our section 114 page

Ukrainian sponsors guide: Safeguarding

DBS checks

Ukrainian arrivals are likely to be vulnerable and may be traumatised by their experiences, and potential sponsors should be aware of this when signing up to the scheme. All persons aged 16 years and above in the sponsor households will be required to have a basic DBS check, and if there is a child or vulnerable adult in the arriving Ukrainian family, an enhanced DBS check will be required. The council will provide further guidance on the DBS checks process to sponsors.

Safeguarding concerns

If a sponsor has a concern about wellbeing of either the guest family or themselves, they should contact our safeguarding teams:

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