Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation

Statutory guidance on the provision of accommodation for 16 and 17
year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation.
 

Details

This guidance has been issued jointly by the Secretary of State for
Education and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local
Government. It revises the guidance that was issued in April 2010.

The guidance sets out the respective duties of children’s services
and housing services to secure or provide accommodation for 16 and 17
year old children who are homeless or in need of accommodation. The
guidance was originally issued following the judgment by the House of
Lords in the case of R (G) v London Borough of Southwark (2009). It has
now been updated to reflect changes in homelessness and children’s
legislation.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: