Victims’ commissioner backs call to ban unregulated accommodation

The victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has backed calls for the use of unregulated supported accommodation to be banned for 16- and 17-year-olds over concerns children living in such settings are more at risk of sexual and criminal exploitation.

Victims’ commissioner for England and Wales Vera Baird published the report. Picture: Dame Vera Baird
Sowing the Seeds: Children’s Experience of Domestic Abuse and Criminality, a report by the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales Dame Vera Baird also found an “overlap” between children living in such settings and looked-after children placed far away from home and those involved in gang crime.  Read more.