Referring to those under the care of a local council, the briefing covers details regarding those accommodated outside the dutiful authority’s area alongside those living in unregulated and unregistered children’s homes. Homes being unregulated or unregistered does not mean they are a poor choice for looked after children, rather it simply means they do not conform to the standard definition of a children’s home. This can be caused by many factors, such as providing part-time care or providing care to more than just children.

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