Care leavers: new guidance to prevent homelessness

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published new guidance for councils to help ensure care leavers have the stable homes they need, and prevent them from becoming homeless. The guidance recommends how council housing departments and children's services should produce a joint protocol that sets out how they will work together to ensure:

  • each care leaver has a tailored support plan as they transition to independent living
  • those at risk of homelessness are identified early and action is taken to prevent it
  • a quick, safe and joined up response for care leavers who go on to become homeless.

For the guidance, click here. For the announcement of the guidance, click here.