Submission to the Department for Education’s consultation on “Introducing national standards for unregulated provision”

In July 2021, CRAE and Just for Kids Law responded to the Department for Education's consultation on introducing national standards for unregulated provision. 

We rejected the usefulness of suggested indicators marking a distinction between 'support' and 'care', as we believe all children should be cared for. We also expressed concern that these standards would further marginalise the group of 16- and 17-year-olds who are housed by their local authorities in unregulated accommodation but are not looked-after and to whom the standards would not apply. 

Read the full submission here.