Children’s Commissioner calls for ban on use of unregulated accommodation for under 18s

The use of unregulated accommodation for under 18s in care should be banned, the Children’s Commissioner’s Office has said following an investigation into vulnerable children in care living in semi-independent accommodation.

The change would see all children in care who need a residential placement housed in accommodation regulated under the same standards as children’s homes, and would put an end to 16 and 17-year-olds being placed in bedsits, hostels and caravans.

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