This section looks at the options available to young people who are leaving home but who may not have safe, secure and affordable accommodation immediately available to them.
This section looks at support for young people who leave home before they are ready, due to family crisis or a breakdown in relationships.
Young people who cannot remain at home must be provided with a safe clear route to alternative accommodation.
Respites and short breaks offer the opportunity for a break at a time of crisis.
Young people in housing crisis may need varying levels of support, and access to appropriate accommodation.
Advisers to young people being released from custody can assist them in accessing advice and housing support.
Different accommodation types will be appropriate to different homeless young people and those who have specialised support needs.
Many local authorities will have to prioritise the help they can provide, and not all young people will be eligible, or able or willing, to access services.
It may be possible to support young people to return home.
This page looks at how additional support and help can be offered to family and friend networks to allow young people to remain there safely.
This section looks at accommodation and support options for care leavers.
It is estimated that every year in the UK approximately 100,000 young people under the age of 18 run away from home or care.