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Supporting People Programme

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in which local authority areas children's services work directly with the Supporting People programme to commission accommodation support services for (a) young people at risk and (b) care leavers. (271342)

In May 2008, DCLG and DCSF jointly issued guidance “Joint working between Housing and Children’s Services—Preventing homelessness and tackling its effects on children and young people”. This asks LA children’s services and housing services, including services funded by Supporting People, to establish a joint approach to prevent young people with housing needs being passed between services unnecessarily and to maximise positive accommodation outcomes for them. Specific guidance was given on supporting care leavers.

Information about the how such partnerships operate locally is not collected centrally.