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3.3 Joint Working Agreement/Protocol for Homeless 16 and 17 year olds - Local guidance

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

This chapter seeks to identify roles and responsibilities in respect of young people who are 16/17 yrs old and present as ‘homeless’. As well as the Gov.UK Statutory Guidance, the chapter provides a Somerset local authorities agreement and protocol for working with young people in this position. A key feature of this is that young people should not be ‘passed from one agency to another’.

The chapter has a Flowchart identifying the path for working with young people in this situation and has useful contact details.

RELATED GUIDANCE

DCSF, Provision of Accommodation for 16 and 17 year old Young People who may be homeless and/or require\accommodation (2010)

Joint Working Agreement/Protocol For Homeless 16 and 17 Year Olds - Local Guidance

Pathways to Independence Process for 16 and 17 year olds Presenting as Homeless - Local Guidance

This chapter was reviewed in April 2016.

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