Home or Away? Supporting Young People and Families

N Biehal, J Clayden, S Byford

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Teenagers make up a high proportion of admissions to public care. In response to this problem, adolescent support teams have developed rapidly since the mid-1990s. However, very little is known about their work with adolescents - most previous research on prevention and family support has focused primarily on services for children under 11.

This study evaluates the work of an adolescent support team, covering their preventive work and their work with homeless 16- and 17-year-olds. It examines the characteristics and problems of the young people and families using the team and assesses the results achieved and the costs of the services provided. It raises important new questions about approaches to supporting these young people and services for homeless 16- and 17-year-olds.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherNational Children's Bureau/Joseph Rowntree Foundation
ISBN (Print)9781900990585
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • social work issues
  • family
  • children on the edge of care

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