FtSE Member News: TACT wholeheartedly welcomes the Education Select Committee report on 16+ care options
The inquiry was launched because of concerns about the level and quality of support and care provided for older adolescents. The inquiry found that too many looked after young people moving into to semi-independent or independent living at the age of 16 or 17 are placed in a home that is neither safe nor suitable.
A copy of the Education Select Committee report can be found here
Echoing comments made by TACT earlier this week, the report states that “looked after young people’s move to adulthood needs to be a supported transition into independence rather than an abrupt step out of care,” and identifies a number of concrete steps that need to be taken to improve 16 plus care options. These include:
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