The first principle, in order to respond, is to know the definition of care being used.
See NCERCC website for definition and explanation here.
All of the indicators presented can be provided with care or without care. They can happen from a children’s home and the legistration should be a schedule of the Children’s homes regulations.
The proposals appears to be a move to establish what happens already under different auspices and has not yet discussed whether this is an idea based in child care/developmental theory and experience.
How many other young people live independently from family or carers at this age?
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