LCN's Young People's Programme has just published a new briefing on the way that local authorities support 16- and 17-year old young people who are homeless.
The review, conducted with the assistance of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, covered 138 of England's 144 local authorities. It analysed their local joint working protocols, which are meant to co-ordinate work between social services and housing departments, to ensure that homeless young people do not get passed from pillar to post.
This review was initiated following anecdotal evidence from Law Centre lawyers, who were concerned about clear shortcomings in the way homeless young people were assessed, accommodated and supported.
To read the full report please see our publications section.