Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Vetting

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, if he will make an estimate of the average length of time taken for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for hosts after the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in their homes in the most recent period for which data is available; whether he has set a target for the timescale for processing DBS checks; what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the provision of support to local authorities to (a) fulfil safeguarding duties relating to the scheme and (b) respond to cases of homelessness where placements breakdown; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The government will expand the data publication on the Homes for Ukraine scheme in due course.

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