England’s care system found ‘unfit for purpose’ — Analysis

New report accuses authorities of placing vulnerable teens at greater risk

A review of England’s care system has found that the safeguarding system is “unfit for purpose” and is in urgent need of being reformed, as it is putting teenagers in a “bleak” position where they are at risk of exploitation.

A Wednesday report by the Commission on Young Lives found that current care system was inadequate. “infuriatingly inadequate”Because of a lack of accommodation and failure to spot exploitation.

It claimed the English care system was flawed as it moved young people from their own areas into illegal accommodation that is targeted at criminals.

Even more disturbing, the report claimed that local authorities informed criminal gangs that teenagers in need of protection had been moved into an area recently. This puts them at high risk for being exploited.

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These young people get put. “in even greater danger”They are now in a better place than they were before they came into the care system. “unfit for purpose.”

In an effort to solve the problem, the report asked officials to “urgently”Get started “reforming the system”with the creation of a taskforce to ban unregulated accommodation for caretakers under 18s.

In September 2021, the commission was established to examine and prevent failures within the existing system. “falling into violence, exploration and the criminal justice system.”

It is supported by Oasis Charitable trust, which provides support to young people from over 40 areas across England. “ever-present”There are many threats “destroy lives and prospects.”

Responding to the report, the UK government said it is working on “urgently reforming the system to address growing pressures,” citing how it is investing £259 million ($348.13 million) to boost accommodation and £45 million ($60.49 million) to help vulnerable children.

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