Third of under 18’s moved to independent settings within week of entering care, figures show

The statistics show that 32 per cent of all older teenagers in care live in independent or semi-independent accommodation which does not provide care. Of these 5,890 16- and 17-year-olds, 37 per cent moved into a semi-independent placement in their first week of being in care in the year to 31 March 2021. Some 32 per cent moved into independent accommodation within a week of entering care in the same time period. Read more.

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