Campaigners Criticise 'Vague and Dehumanising' Plans for Unregulated Care

Joe Lepper - Children and Young People Now

The use of the settings, which provide housing with limited or no support for children in care has been banned for under-16s. Campaigners had called for this ban to be extended for all under-18s.

But this week the UK government said the settings for 16- and 17-year-olds will be allowed to continue, and will be overseen by Ofsted from 2023 under a new set of mandatory national standards.