Children in care over the age of 16 will not be guaranteed care and may be moved into inde...

Age Of Discrimination: Law Change Will Mean Children in Care Expected to Live Independently At Just 16 – Byline Times – Byline Times

Children in care over the age of 16 will not be guaranteed care and may be moved into independent or semi-independent housing, reports Sophia Alexandra HallA change in English law will allow those making decisions about where children in care live to discriminate on the basis of their age. The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 has made it a requirement for local authorities to always find homes for children where they will receive day-to-day care.However, this new legal protection will only apply up until the age of 15. Carolyne Willow, director of children’s rights charity Article 39, …

 

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