January 11, 2017 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Reflections, Policy Briefings, Programme Priorities Consultation on the revised statutory guidance for local authorities on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children Government response PublicationBy Department for Education Download The statutory guidance on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children was first published in 2014. Recent legislative changes such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015, policy developments such as the National Transfer Scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and events around the recent migration crisis have meant that it was necessary to update the guidance to be of maximum use to local authorities. Starting in summer 2016 work was done to revise the guidance with an Expert Reference Group. During the public consultation period we asked whether any further additions or amendments were required and whether respondents had any suggestions for additional resources or links that could be included. 23 full responses were received including five from representative bodies. This document summarises the results of that consultation and sets out the government’s response.