Statutory guidance

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

Statutory guidance on the provision of accommodation for 16 and 17 year old young people who may be homeless and/or require accommodation.

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

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This guidance has been issued jointly by the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. It revises the guidance that was issued in April 2010.

The guidance sets out the respective duties of children’s services and housing services to secure or provide accommodation for 16 and 17 year old children who are homeless or in need of accommodation. The guidance was originally issued following the judgment by the House of Lords in the case of R (G) v London Borough of Southwark (2009). It has now been updated to reflect changes in homelessness and children’s legislation.

Published 1 April 2010
Last updated 30 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated to reflect changes in homelessness and children’s legislation.
  2. First published.