Growing up in a stable, healthy and secure home is so important for any child. Yet we know there are thousands of children in England who are living in homeless families, stuck in poor quality temporary accommodation, often with low prospects of finding something permanent. There are many others who are at risk of ending up homeless.
Earlier this year, the Office of the Commissioner visited children and families living in temporary accommodation, and spoke with them and some of the frontline professionals who work with them. They also carried out new data analysis to identify the scale of the problems.
This report from the Children’s Commissioner shines a light on this homelessness crisis and shares the experiences of some of those children.