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The kids aren’t alright—how unregulated placements fail our young people

For our first episode of 2022, Bekah Pierre, a care experienced adult and BASW England Professional Officer, speaks to Andy McClenaghan about her article, 'Revisiting Diary Entries from Care: An Exposition of the Challenges of Unregulated Placement Settings', published in the journal Practice.


Bekah reflects on her experience of living in an unregulated placement from the age of 16 and examines the many ways in which these settings fail to meet the needs of young people.


The article is free to access until the end of February 2022 via the following link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09503153.2021.1979503?download=true and the Children’s Commissioner for England report ‘Unregulated’, which is referenced in the episode, is available here https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cco-unregulated-children-in-care-living-in-semi-independent-accommodation.pdf

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