PLP Guide to support under Section 17 Children Act 1989

In July 2014, the Public Law Project published a Guide to support under Section 17 Children Act 1989.

The purpose of this guide is to assist voluntary organisations working with destitute migrant families to identify which families can access support from social services.

This guide focuses on the support that may be available under s17 of the Children Act 1989 (“CA 1989”) to families who are not entitled to mainstream welfare benefits or housing.