Children’s Commissioner calls for use of unregulated accommodation to be banned

The Children’s Commissioner for England has called for a ban on the use of unregulated accommodation for children in care. This call follows a report published by the commissioner examining unregulated accommodation. Findings, based on analysis of the looked after children census and interviews with children, service providers and other professionals, include: 1 in 8 children in care during 2018/19 spent some time in an unregulated placement; evidence suggests children in unregulated accommodation are more likely to go missing than other children in care; and interviews with young people showed that the quality of unregulated accommodation is highly variable and often very poor.

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