This year, the government announced a legal duty on local authorities to financially support every care leaver who wishes to stay with foster parents until their 21st birthday. However, the duty does not extend to those children living in residential children’s homes or other types of accommodation.

A report which was recently released by The Education Committee on the subject of accommodation for over 16s in this context has received its response from the government, and now, the Committee would like to have a debate around those responses.

We’re heartened to see that the government is considering including those children who are currently living in other types of accommodation, and we hope the debate, should they have one, will be fruitful.