Young people and care leavers housing rights
Housing rights and options of young people and care leavers, including the duties of local authorities towards them.
Temporary and permanent housing options for young people and the financial help allowing them to access and pay for accommodation.
The legal position of tenancies for people under 18, including succession to a tenancy.
Overview of duties and powers of housing departments and social services to accommodate homeless young people and care leavers.
Social services must assess children’s needs and keep the assessment up-to-date in order to decide what services should be provided.
Powers of social services to provide financial assistance and accommodation to homeless young people aged under 18 and their families.
Duty of social services to provide accommodation to certain children in need in their area who cannot live with their families.
Social services must prepare children for leaving care, assist care leavers and publish information relating to what support they offer.
Local authority protocols and legislative framework on joint working responsibilities towards young people and care leavers.