pdf 16+ care options oral evidence, House of Commons Education Committee 30 April 2014

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HOC 14 16+ care options Oral evidence Education Committee 30 Apr 14.pdf

Ben Ashcroft, care leavers, Natasha Finlayson, CEO, The Who Cares? Trust, Professor Mike Stein, York University and Marie Tucker, independent consultant gave oral evidence on 30 April 2014 to the Commons Education Committee’s inquiry.

pdf A bed or a cooker: Care Leavers' choices, Care Leavers Foundation, October 2011

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CLF 11 A bed or a cooker Choice for care leavers OCT 11.pdf

This report follows up on Setting Up: A Place to Call Home and found that setting up home grants were still largely inadequate in some local authorities. The CLF has recommended to government a standard £3,000 grant to ensure fariness across the country and an adequate start to adult life for children leaving care.

default Accommodating looked after young people project briefing, National Children's Bureau, 2011

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NCB 11 Accommodating looked after young people Project briefing 2011.pdf

This practice briefing aims to help housing providers understand their role in effectively working alongside children’s services to accommodate 16 and 17 year olds who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and care leavers aged up to 18

pdf Beyond care, Barnardo's, no date

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BAR ND Beyond care No date.pdf

A guide with key questions for councillors on care leavers’ accommodation.

document Care leavers' accommodation and support framework ABSTRACT, Barnardo's, 2015

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BAR 15 Care leavers framework ABSTRACT 2015.docx

This abstract provides details of a a five-step framework to help local authorities put care leavers ‘in the driving seat’ over their housing choices.

default Draft Action Plan for Looked After Children/Youth Homelessness 16+ 2011-2014, Children & Young People's Strategic Partnership, 2013

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CYPSP 13 Draft action plan for LAC youth homelessness 16+ 2011-2014.pdf

This draft action plan sets out how the Looked After Children/Youth Homelessness 16+ Sub Group will contribute towards the implementation of the NI Children & Young People's Plan.

document From care to where? Care leavers' access to accommodation ABSTRACT, Centrepoint, 2017

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CP 17 From care to where ABSTRACT JUN 17.docx

This report found that young people leaving care often face housing instability as a result of turbulent, chaotic transitions to adulthood and independence. It calls on the government to make sure young people leaving care do not have to pay council tax until they reach 21.

document Home Alone: Housing and Support for Young People Leaving Care ABSTRACT, Rainer, April 2007

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RAI 07 Home Alone ABSTRACT APR 07.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which found gaps in local authority planning mean that almost one in six young people leaving care are placed in unsuitable - sometimes unsafe - accommodation.

pdf Housing options and care eavers: Improving outcomes into adulthood, CELCIS, July 2015

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CEL 15 Inform-Housing_Options_and_Care_Leavers JUL 15.pdf

This Inform briefing provides an overview of information, policy and legislation and outlines the importance of good housing and accommodation options that improve outcomes for care leavers.

pdf Housing options protocols for care leavers, Scottish Government, October 2013

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SCOGOV 13 Housing options protocols for care leavers OCT 13.pdf

Guidance for Corporate Parents: Improving housing and accommodation outcomes for Scotland’s care leavers.

pdf Housing options protocols for care leavers: Guidance for corporate parents - Improving housing and accommodation outcomes for Scotland's care leavers, Scottish Government, October 2013

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SCOGOV 13 Housing optios protocols for care leavers OCT 13.pdf

This guidance has been published to assist local authorities and their community planning partners in the development and implementation of local ‘Housing Options Protocols for Care Leavers’. These protocols should detail the processes by which young people are supported through their transition out of care and provided with a range of appropriate and sustainable accommodation options. 

document Increasing the number of care leavers in ‘settled, safe accommodation’ ABSTRACT,Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services, September 2010

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C4EO 10 Increasing care leavers accom ABSTRACT 2010.docx

This abstract provides details of a rapid review of the research literature relating to care leavers and accommodation.

default Journeys to Home: Care leavers' successful transition to independent accommodation, National Care Advisory Service, July 2009

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NCAS 12 Journeys to home.pdf

This abstract provides details of a good practice guide developed for local authorities, housing and support providers which looks at the different pathways young people can take in their transition from care to independent living.

document Minimum standards for supported lodgings for young people and young adults (aged 16-21) in Northern Ireland, DHSSPS, 10 March 2016

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DHSSPS 16 Minimum Standards for Supported Lodgings 10 Mar 16.docx

The minimum standards for supported lodgings accommodation will set a benchmark to be used by current and future supported lodgings service providers to ensure the provision of high quality social care and housing support. They will also be used by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority in their inspection of the supported lodgings service during a two year pilot and will be reviewed and amended as necessary on completion of the pilot.

pdf On my own: The accommodation needs of young people leaving care in England, Barnardo's, June 2014

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BAR 14 On my own JUN 14.pdf

This report reveals that vulnerable care leavers in England are worried about the risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing severe difficulties with finding appropriate accommodation, having a choice in their housing and managing living alone for the first time.

document On your own now: The risks of unsuitable accommodation for older teenagers ABSTRACT, The Children's Society, September 2015

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CS 15 On your own now ABSTRACT SEP 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which warns that care leavers and other vulnerable teenagers are receiving inadequate housing support from councils.

document Provision of sufficient suitable accommodation for care leavers: Briefing for report stage of the Children and Social Work Bill ABSTRACT, Alliance for Children in Care and Care Leavers, March 2017

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ALL 17 Provision of suitable accomm ABSTRACT MAR 17.docx

This abstract provides details of a briefing on a clause which would establish a clear statutory duty on local authorities to secure sufficient, suitable accommodation for all care leavers up to age 21.

document Provision of young care leavers at risk of homelessness ABSTRACT, Public Policy Institute for Wales, June 2015

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PPIW 15 Provision of young CLs at risk of homelessness ABSTRACT JUN 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which concludes that the effectiveness of joint working between Housing and Children’s Service and Supporting People provision for care leavers varies considerably across Wales.

pdf Setting up: A place to call home, Care Leavers Foundation, 2009

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CLF 09 Setting up A place called home MAR 09.pdf

This report provides a comprehensive study on the real cost of purchasing essential items for an unfurnished flat together with comparisons from 126 local authorities in England.  The report finds that nearly 80% of local authorities surveyed pay less than £1600.

pdf Standards for young adults supported accommodation projects consultation response, NSPCC, September 2010

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NSPCC-10 Standards for young adults' supported accommodation projects consultation response, September 2010.pdf

The NSPCC'S response to the consultation on Standards for Young Adults Supported Accommodation Projects of particular relevance to NSPCC’s remit.