Friday, 26 May 2017

Councils 'Not Informed' When Receiving Homeless Londoners

Councils in south-east England say they are often not told when homeless families are sent to their areas by London boroughs who cannot house them. Some say they are not given crucial information about child-welfare concerns unless there were already formal child protection plans in place. Many councils say they are not told how many such families are in their patch, which is in breach of housing laws. More than 2,000 London homeless families were placed outside the capital in 2015-16, according to co-ordinating body London Councils - a threefold rise on the number three years earlier. Read more on the BBC.

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