Tulip Siddiq – 2021 Comments on Children in Care in Unregulated Accommodation

The comments made by Tulip Siddiq, the Shadow Minister for Children and Early Years, on 19 February 2021.

All children need a safe place to call home, yet some of the most vulnerable are effectively being cast aside because there isn’t enough capacity in the care system.

After a year of consultation, the Government still hasn’t realised that most looked after children in unregulated accommodation are over 15. Their proposed solution is yet another sticking plaster that won’t address the problem.

We need a clear plan to rebuild children’s social care after this pandemic and ensure that no child is left behind.