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Cardiff Council’s support for refugee and asylum seekers

Inspectors found that Cardiff Council provides a high level of support for asylum seekers and refugees who arrive in the area. This includes providing highly effective support for the educational needs of newly arrived children by swiftly arranging learning opportunities for them. For example, within two weeks of their arrival in the city in the autumn term 2021, officers co-ordinated teaching for large groups of children from Afghanistan. This included refugees who were accommodated in Cardiff before their dispersal to other parts of Wales. The local authority worked with local primary and secondary schools to release teachers who speak relevant languages to support these pupils. You can read more about this work here.