In 2020, the government sought views on the proposed reforms for independent and semi-independent accommodation for children’s social care.

These proposals included:

  • banning using this provision for under 16s
  • introducing national quality standards
  • ensuring independent reviewing officers represent young people’s interests
  • requiring local authorities and police forces to cooperate with each other
  • new legal powers for Ofsted to take action against illegal providers

Download the Depaul UK submission to this consultation here:

Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers