Out of Harm's Way: A new care system to protect vulnerable teenagers at risk of exploitation and crime

The Commission on Young Lives

This report highlights the changing characteristics of children in and on the ‘edge of care’, including unaccompanied minors, increasing numbers of young people with unmet complex needs and BAME young people. It also outlines some of the longer-term trends that vulnerable teenagers face, including county lines, sexual exploitation and violence and how these have altered and, in some cases, made worse by the pandemic.