DCC Update – New website launched to help support Ukrainian refugees
Devon County Council are working to support local residents who want to provide sanctuary to the Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes.
Published: 12 April 2022
Team Devon, which includes Devon County Council, East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge and Torridge District Councils, West Devon Borough Council and Exeter City Council, is giving particular support to families in Devon whose relatives in Ukraine are fleeing the conflict, as well as to households who volunteer to accommodate refugees.
DCC have launched a new website to host the latest guidance as it becomes available and we’re receiving information from the government on the sponsors who have registered, and DBS checks on the sponsor families are being carried out.
And Devon’s district authorities are using a common approach to assess each sponsor’s accommodation, which will help better assess any potential safeguarding risks.