Guidance on homeless 16 and 17 year olds published

New government guidance has been published on the duties of children’s services and housing services to provide accommodation for 16 and 17 year old children who are homeless. The guidance updates the 2010 version, in light of changes in homelessness and children’s legislation.

The new guidance highlights the importance of children’s services and housing services working together to plan and provide services that are centred on young people and their families, and prevent young people from being passed back and forth between services.