Homeless children should receive direct support from a dedicated
worker to help minimise their distress, a new report from
homelessness charity Shelter has urged.
Where’s Home? says that establishing contact with child
and youth organisations can help reduce homeless children’s
feelings of isolation and occupy their time at weekends and during
The report calls for school staff to have greater awareness of the
impact of homelessness on children and for school age children in
temporary accommodation to automatically receive bus passes to
reduce disruption to their schooling.
– See www.shelter.org.uk