‘Keep caring to 18’ campaign launches amid government consultation

A campaign to ensure all young people up to the age of 18 are not placed in unregulated supported accommodation has been launched by a raft of children’s charities and groups. The launch comes as the government considers plans a crackdown on the use of such accommodation for those aged 15 and under, but not 16-and 17-year-olds. Those involved in the campaign include children’s rights group Article 39, The Care Leavers’ Association and Just for Kids Law. Other children’s sector and professionals’ groups are also involved, including the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (NAIRO) and the National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care. Read more.