14/04/2011NCAS makes the case for care planning and planning transitions to adulthood guidance and regulations in response to DCLG review

NCAS has today submitted its response to the Department for Communities and Local Government review of the statutory duties of local authorities.

In our response we argued for the retention of the new framework of statutory guidance and regulations to guide local authority interventions with looked after children and care leavers that was introduced on 1 April.

We stressed that the regulations relating to looked after children and care leavers ensure that local authorities provide an essential support network for young people whose own families are unable nurture their needs and champion their aspirations. It ensures a consistent approach corporate parenting by promoting education, employment and training; health and wellbeing and ensuring that local authorities support young people from care to secure suitable accommodation once they make the transition to adulthood.

Read our response online

Do you believe that the statutory guidance and regulations are essential to maintain support for looked after children and care leavers?
There is still time to respond directly to the DCLG. Submit your own response to the consultation by 25 April 2011. 

Related documents
  •  NCAS consultation response regarding review of statutory duties placed on local government Download