Statutory guidance

Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year olds who may be homeless and/or require accommodation

Statutory guidance was issued on 1 April 2010 to local authorities jointly by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

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Provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation

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Statutory guidance was issued on 1 April 2010 to local authorities jointly by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. It provides revised guidance for children’s services authorities and local housing authorities about their respective duties under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989 and Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 to secure or provide accommodation for homeless 16 and 17 year old children, following the judgment by the House of Lords in the case of R(G) v London Borough of Southwark (2009).