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Nightstop for 14 and 15-year-olds

February 8th, 2016

Nightstop North East has recently conducted a study on the feasibility of using the Nightstop model to meet the emergency accommodation needs of 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds.

Railway Children’s ‘Reaching Safe Places’ research found that young people needed a variety of accommodation options when they went missing, and suggested that an extension of the Nightstop model to under-16-year-olds may be beneficial for some. Railway Children commissioned Depaul to undertake a feasibility study into extending the Nightstop service in the North East of England to include 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds.

Nightstop North East carried out the Feasibility Study by analysing available data, seeking legal advice and consulting key stakeholders – including local authorities, statutory and voluntary agencies, young people and volunteer hosts. The report concluded that the Nightstop model could be extended to help 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds in some instances with support and agreed protocols from local authorities and police.

For more information and to download the full report. follow this link:

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