The government wants to know about care leavers’ experiences of living
in accommodation such as B&B, cheap hotels or hostels, where there are
no clear rules about the standard of the accommodation and the supports
for people placed there by the local authority. A number of key groups
working with adult care leavers and young people in care are demanding
that the government takes steps to make improvements to this unregulated
sector. The link below to the Article 39 website has more information
about this to enable you to contribute to the consultation. ACRCG
supports the groups working on this consultation and Care Leavers
Association is leading this work.
ACRCG supports the many groups working to challenge the Government’s
action to suspend key fundamental rights and protections for children
and young people and adult care leavers.
The Government claims that the social care sector was demanding these changes to deal with the impact of the Corvid -19 pandemic as a matter of urgency. However, many groups representing children, young people, their families and adult care leavers were not consulted. There was no scrutiny or debate in Parliament about the changes. The Government has said that the changes will be in place until 25 September 2020 but it is possible that they could be extended. These significant changes erode and remove key
rights and protections. We join with the groups, including Care Leavers
Association, to demand that the Government withdraws the Regulation
which made these changes.
Family Action’s FamilyConnect website is a new resource for adults who have been in care and or adopted. The information on the website is to assist them in finding answers to questions they may have about their origins, to help them on their journey to locate records relating to their adoption and care that may exist, and also to find birth family members.
The Family Connect website available at:
It is planned that in due course the Family Connect website will be further developed to include information for birth relatives, professionals, and also for donor-conceived people providing funding becomes available. The website will be reviewed regularly so please let Julia Feast know if you spot anything that could be added or amended: Julia@feastconsultancy.co.uk