Young People Housing and Homelessness

This course will enable delegates to develop an understanding of youth homelessness and the legislative frameworks available to assist young people. It provides an understanding of how the legislation can be used as a platform to develop better integrated services for all young people in housing need.

Public course dates
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Location Public Course Price
  Standard   Commercial Concessionary
28 Nov 2018 London £130.00 £140.00 £120.00
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Group training (5-18 staff): Commercial rate £955; Standard / Concessionary £890 + plus trainer’s expenses + VAT

Course contains

  • Levels, patterns and trends of 'young single homelessness'
  • Homelessness legislation
  • Priority-need categories and the assessment of vulnerability
  • The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
  • Analysis of implications of House of Lords judgments on the M and G cases and the role of the Children Act
  • The division (and sharing?) of responsibilities
  • Post M and G case law and government guidance
  • The importance of a lawful protocol for determining outcomes for homeless 16- to 17-year-olds.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how duties under the homelessness legislation mesh with responsibilities under the Children and Children Leaving Care Acts
  • Interpret how responsibilities should be divided (and at times shared)
  • Recognise that meshing all three legislative frameworks can become the basis for developing a fully integrated service for young people in housing need.

Suitable for

Anyone who gives housing advice to young people, and needs to understand their rights and the legislative basis for service provision.

Meet the trainer

John Macklin has been a trainer for Shelter since 1989. He has worked in the housing and homelessness sector for 25 years, including 10 years for Shelter as an adviser and manager. During this time John worked with local authorities and voluntary sector agencies in developing a range of young single homelessness projects and expanding access to advice.

John is also a qualified social worker and prior to working for Shelter working for social services within the fields of childcare, community care and mental health. The experience of having worked in both the statutory and advice sectors informs his training in the fields of young people, homelessness, community care and mental health.

CPD hours 5