Education Committee - Second Report
Into independence, not out of care: 16 plus care options

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 July 2014.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


Our inquiry

Defining the scope of the inquiry

'Other arrangements'

Local authorities' duties to looked after young people aged 16 and above

2 Planning, preparation and having a voice

Planning and preparation

Having a voice and a choice

3 The importance of stable relationships

The appointment of Personal Advisers

Maintaining positive relationships

4 'Other arrangements': Suitability, regulation and inspection

5 Use of bed and breakfast

Banning the use of B&Bs

6 Staying Put

Leaving care at the age of 16 or 17

Returning to care

Maximising support, minimising disruption

Disruption to looked after young people mid-way through an academic year

Extending Staying Put

Residential children's homes

Other arrangements

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Programme for the Committee's visit to Ipswich, 8 April 2014

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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