Temporary housing ‘a factor in 55 child deaths in England since 2019’

Temporary accommodation has contributed to the deaths of dozens of babies in England, according to investigations into child deaths over a four-year period. In figures that MPs and the government called “shocking”, living in temporary accommodation was a factor in the unexpected deaths of 55 children between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2023, according to official reviewers. It found that 42 of those who died were less than a year old. Read more.

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