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This statistical first release (SFR) provides information about looked after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2015, including where they are placed, their legal status, numbers starting and ceasing to be looked after. It also provides figures on looked after children who were placed for adoption, the number of looked after children adopted and the average time between different stages of the adoption process. The accommodation and activity of former care leavers (now aged 19 to 21) is also included. For the first time, newly collected information is included about children looked after who were missing or away from placement without authorisation.
Source: Department of Education
Over 14000, sixteen and seventeen year olds who faced homelessness approached 161 councils across England for help in the last financial year. Shocking statistic. In this No Excuses paper, we build on previous research to examine the causes of homelessness and the long-term impact on young adults. It explores whether homeless 16 and 17 year olds are being effectively safeguarded and helped by local authorities and suggests solutions to prevent both short-term risks and long- term damage to vulnerable young people.
9% of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, the highest rate of all the UK countries.
Heriot-Watt University, the University of York and University of New South Wales – provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in the UK. All outlined in the newly published Homelessness Monitor below.
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