Commissioning, Delivery and Perceptions of Emergency Accommodation for Young Runaways

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


  • G Rees
  • M Franks
  • R Medforth
  • J Wade


Publication details

DatePublished - 2009
Number of pages91
PublisherDepartment for Children, Schools and Families
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978 1 84775 579 7

Publication series

NameDepartment for Children, Schools and Families Research Report


The overall aim of the project was to generate a set of recommendations which will help local authorities and other key stakeholders to develop solutions that will meet the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.

Three supplementary reports will be produced relating the recommendations to the specific policy and service contexts in England, Wales and Scotland.

The study consisted of a series of interviews and consultation exercises with professionals and young people. The professional consultation consisted of 38 one-to-one telephone interviews with statutory and voluntary sector professionals in 12 geographical areas of England, Wales and Scotland,
an e-mail consultation to professionals in other areas, 10 national stakeholder interviews, and 10 consultation events involving over 100 professionals. The consultation with young people consisted of 22 one-to-one interviews with young people with experience of running away, and 3 focus group discussions with 18 young people.The study also reviewed and utilised previous UK research and other literature on the issue of running away.

    Research areas

  • runaways, social care services issues, social work issues, housing

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