16 and 17 year old young people at risk of homelessness

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12. Looked After Children Services

Where a young person becomes looked after, Buckinghamshire Children’s Services will ensure they have:

  • an allocated social worker who will visit them on a 6 weekly basis or more frequently if required
  • an Independent Reviewing Officer who will ensure Buckinghamshire Children’s Services is meeting all their statutory requirements as corporate parents to the young person
  • suitable accommodation according to their assessed needs
  • a placement plan setting out how key workers will work with young people on a day-to-day basis in order to safeguard and promote their welfare
  • a pathway plan setting out what services and support will be made available to the young person to help them live independently and make a successful transition to adulthood
  • review meetings held every 6 months to look at whether their pathway plan is achieving planned outcomes and ensure the young person is receiving adequate support and services