The term Accommodated normally refers to a child for whom the local authority has provided accommodation, with parental consent, under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

However, a child is also accommodated if accommodation is arranged by the local authority for a child who is subject to Police Protection, Remanded or otherwise Lawfully Detained.

A child is also accommodated if s/he is subject to a Supervision Order with a Residence requirement. All children who are accommodated come within the definition of Looked After.