Appendices to the report 'On your own now'

This document contains the appendices to our report 'On your own now: the risks of unsuitable accommodation for older teenagers'

Month of publication 
September
Year of publication 
2015
Number of pages 
27
Author 
Richard Crellin and Iryna Pona
Category 
Policy and lobbying
Related reports 
On your own now: the risks of unsuitable accommodation for older teenagers

On your own now: the risks of unsuitable accommodation for older teenagers

This report looks at the risks facing 16 and 17 year olds when they are placed in accommodation intended to prepare them to live independently as adults.

 

Date published 
September 2015
Number of pages 
64
The cover of 'Seriously Awkward'

Seriously Awkward: Full report

At The Children’s Society we work with thousands of teenagers each year. We see that too often the most vulnerable older teenagers are being let down by the law and not getting basic protections to keep them safe, healthy and happy. We estimate that half a million 16 and 17 year olds face particular risk of harm because they are already dealing with multiple issues such as poverty, poor health or a lack of supportive relationships. This period of adolescence is known as an awkward age, but the challenges are seriously awkward for the most vulnerable teenagers falling between the cracks of childhood and adulthood.

Date published 
June 2015
Number of pages 
120
the cover of our Seriously Awkward report

Seriously Awkward: Summary report

At The Children’s Society we work with thousands of teenagers each year. We see that too often the most vulnerable older teenagers are being let down by the law and not getting basic protections to keep them safe, healthy and happy. We estimate that half a million 16 and 17 year olds face particular risk of harm because they are already dealing with multiple issues such as poverty, poor health or a lack of supportive relationships. This period of adolescence is known as an awkward age, but the challenges are seriously awkward for the most vulnerable teenagers falling between the cracks of childhood and adulthood.

Date published 
June 2015
Number of pages 
16
the cover of Getting the House in Order

Getting the house in order: Keeping older teenagers safe

Every year 12,000 young people aged 16 and 17 go to their local authority for help because they have nowhere to live. These young people often come from difficult circumstances and have complex lives. Sometimes they appear to be confident young adults, at other times timid children.

Date published 
March 2015
Number of pages 
54