The number of child refugees for each council will depend on the size of the child population in the particular region, the capacity of children’s services and the proportion of supported asylum seekers.
Minister are hoping the voluntary scheme will encourage local authorities to help.
Kent County Council and charities have urged the Home Office to make the system mandatory.
Kent County Council (KCC) warned the Government that they are at “breaking point” and could be forced to refuse any more children “within days”.
KCC Leader Roger Gough said: “Kent residents deserve a resolution to this issue. We still do not have one. The wholly disproportionate strain on Kent’s Children’s Services continues to be overlooked.
“We must ensure that all UK local authorities with capacity share in the support of these children.
“Enough is enough. A robust, long-term solution is well overdue and critical for the future welfare of all children supported by KCC, whatever their background, and the continuation of the excellent services that support them.”