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Housing options protocol for care leavers: guidance for corporate parents

Published: 22 Oct 2013
Part of:
Children and families, Communities and third sector

Guidance for local authorities and their community planning partners on improving housing and accommodation outcomes for care leavers.

45 page PDF


45 page PDF


Housing options protocol for care leavers: guidance for corporate parents
Further Reading

45 page PDF


Further Reading

Young Peoples Homeless Pathways (Mayock, Carr & O'Sullivan 2008)

Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood (Mike Stein, 2012)

Leaving Care: Throughcare & Aftercare in Scotland (Dixon & Stein 2005))

Young Peoples Transitions from Care To Adulthood: International research & practice: (Stein & Munro eds. 2008)

Making Not Breaking: Findings and Recommendations of the Care Inquiry (2013)

Housing Support Duty to Those Found to Be Homeless or Threatened With Homelessness (Scottish Govt 2013)

Resilience & Young People Leaving Care: Overcoming The Odds (Mike Stein 2005)

Access All Areas Report (National Care Advisory Service 2012)

Children (Scotland) Act 1995

Sweet 16: The Age of Leaving Care in Scotland ( SCCYP, 2008)

Still Caring: Supporting Care Leavers in Scotland (Duncalf, Hill & McGhee 2013)

These Are Our Bairns (Scottish Government 2008)

Listen Up: Adult Care Leavers Speak Out (Duncalf, 2010)

Staying Put: DfE, DWP & HMRC Guidance ( HM Govt 2013)

CELCIS, Submission to the Equal Opportunities Committee (2012)

Statistical Briefing on Care Leavers 2010-11, National Care Advisory Service

Transitions to Independence, National Care Advisory Service

Guide to the Equality Act 2010 ( UK), Equality and Human Rights Commission

In easy read for service users:

The UK Government Equalities Office also has useful guidance about the Act outlining key changes:

For voluntary and community sector:

For the public sector

The Office for Disability Issues has also produced guidance about the Equality Act 2010 in particular focusing on what constitutes a disability and should be covered under the Act. Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability ( ODI 2010) can be found here: - a source for advice about service provision for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual young people.