Digital copy of a Paper by A J S [Anton Skinner, Children's Officer] on responsibility and provision for homeless young people aged 15 to 17 years old.

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March 24th 1987 - March 24th 1987

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Refer to several incidents of 16 year old boys becoming homeless through a variety of family problems, noting their inability to support themselves due to unemployment or low wages, and their referral to the Children's Office by the Probation Department and Welfare Authorities so that they might be received into care and supported in terms of accommodation and maintenance. Includes comments about the legal and financial responsibility of the Education Committee in respect of homeless young people. Notes discussions with St Helier Community Services regarding the lack of legal responsibility of parish authorities, details about the legal duties of the Education Committee, and remarks about the policy of receiving children in the care of relatives into the care of Education Committee not being accordance with the Children (Jersey) Law 1969. Outlines implications of the issue including financial cost, legality of policy of receiving children into care in order to pay a Board Out Allowance to the relatives caring for them, and lack of accommodation available to meet legal obligations.


Nicolle, Stéphanie
Skinner, Anton
Children's Office
Children's Sub-Committee
Education Committee
Probation Service
St Helier Community Services


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