Supported accommodation – a new form of placement for children and young people

The Government has presented the Government Bill 'Supported accommodation – a new form of placement for children and young people' (Govt Bill 2015/16:43) to the Riksdag. In the Bill, the Government proposes a new form of placement for children and young people aged 16–20 under the Social Services Act – supported accommodation.

The Government wants to develop foster home care. In the Bill, the Government therefore clarifies the National Board of Health and Welfare's responsibility for its support and development. Developing foster home care should involve long-term, continuous and cohesive measures. Foster home care must maintain high standards and be sufficiently available. The experiences of foster parents and children placed in foster homes are important for developing this care.

The legislative amendments entered into force on 1 January 2016.