Unregulated homes for children under 16 to be banned

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

Placing vulnerable children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will be banned from September. Children in care under 16 will no longer be allowed to be accommodated in unregulated independent or semi-independent placements, as part of plans announced by education secretary Gavin Williamson in response to a consultation last year. In a drive…

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