People arriving from Ukraine - risk and need: public protection guidance

Guidance for all practitioners involved in safeguarding of children and adults who are arriving in Scotland from Ukraine to identify and respond to risk and need.


Home checks

In addition to the enhanced disclosure, a property check will also be undertaken by the local authority. It is expected that all property offered through Homes for Ukraine will need a physical check and these checks will be prioritised based on local knowledge. A Quality Assurance Housing Checklist containing specification and criteria for properties deemed suitable for accommodating People from Ukraine for the property inspection has been developed to support local areas in their decision making around approving accommodation.

If local authority officers are refused entry to undertake the check of a property put forward under the Scottish Super Sponsor Scheme, the hosting offer will be considered withdrawn. Where checks are carried out in advance of a match they will also provide an opportunity to collect information to support the match, for example, wheelchair access.

Contact

Email: UkraineCandFResponseTeam@gov.scot

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