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    The joint findings of HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales have produced a report which found that “A third of homeless 16 and 17-year-old offenders in England and Wales are being placed in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation”, reports the BBC

    The report which examined cases of 16 and 17-year-olds who have previously had traumatic experiences, hence “difficult behaviour” gave the following findings:

    • Insufficient suitable housing for young people
    • Some young people were placed in accommodation that does not meet their needs
    • There is worry over risks to young people who share hostel or bed and breakfast accommodation with adults who may pose a risk of harm to them
    • The young people get insufficient hours of professional support weekly
    • These children were “not yet capable of independence and still needed some form of parenting or support”

    The BBC reports what a government spokesperson said:

    “The law is clear that children’s services must protect any child without a home and give them the support they need – and this age group is no exception.

    “The number of 16 and 17-year-olds being placed in bed and breakfast accommodation has fallen but we know there is more to do.

    “That is why we are investing over £500m to tackle homelessness and are collecting data on all children who go missing from care. This will help local services respond more quickly to this issue.”

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    September 07, 2016 by Abimbola Duro-David Categories: Care And Support

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