Once your visa application is made, you will be contacted by your local council who will organise DBS checks and a house check. There is no need to contact the council before they contact you.
Home safety inspection
Inspections vary by council but you may be asked to provide evidence of, or answer:
From our experience with Herts and Bucks councils, these checks are not designed to catch you out. The inspectors have been very pragmatic, helpful and offers lots of useful advice.
Hosting babies and young children
Sanctuary Foundation offer a series of useful resources for those hosting Ukrainian families with babies and young children – broken down by age groups. Click here to access their page and documents with advice for 0-4 months, 4 months-2 years, and 2-4 years.
There is also a referral form at the bottom of the page that can be used to request equipment such as cots, high chairs, toddler beds, care packs, toy bundles and more.