But look at what we're doing: creating new institutions. Family hubs for homelessness. Direct Provision centres.
I'll try again - only in a hurry this time - so no pictures soz :-(
How easy it is to put politically unimportant people in institutional care.
How, regardless of intentions, institutions seem to be dehumanising.
If homeless people were given homes rather than beds; if asylum seekers were housed and dealt with rather than institutionalised; just as migrant children have been.
Services don't create demand - but they can create dependency. Most "clients" don't want or need to be co-dependent on Victorian style service provision.
48% of unaccompanied children are in foster care, compared to 92% of general pop, and v low rates in other countries. This is considered appropriate and progressive.
Thanks @MuireannNiR for setting me straight!
48% of unaccompanied minors (not 92%) are in foster care today. This is appropriate to their needs, + considered positive