CALL TO EXTEND UNREGULATED SETTINGS BAN AHEAD OF INTRODUCTION FOR UNDER-16S

Social work and charity leaders have reiterated calls for an outright ban on the use of unregulated supported accommodation for all children a week before such settings are banned for those under 16.

Following a Department for Education consultation, unregulated placements for children aged under 16 will be banned from 9 September with a set of national standards due to be put in place for those housing young people aged 17 and 18.

However, thousands of campaigners are calling for an outright ban under the #KeepCaringTo18 movement.

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