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Volume 718: debated on Monday 29 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in providing emergency accommodation for young people who have run away from home since the Young Runaways Action Plan was published. [HL2970]

Providing emergency accommodation for all young people who need it, including young runaways, is the responsibility of local authorities. Since the publication of the Young Runaways Action Plan, we have reviewed the commissioning, delivery and perceptions of emergency accommodation. Commissioning Delivery and Perceptions of Emergency Accommodation for Young Runaways was published in November 2009 and made recommendations about what more can be done to support emergency accommodation. A copy of that review is available in the House library or to download here: Function=productdetails&PageMode= publications&Productld=DCSF-RR181&

Where relevant we will incorporate the response to those recommendations into a revised version of our statutory guidance to local authorities.