Children in care far from home 'at risk'

28 Jan 2011

BBC’ reports that NGOs are warning that thousands of children placed in care far from home are more vulnerable to criminality, drug abuse and sexual exploitation. In England and Wales there are 64,000 children in local authority care, a third of who live outside their local area, which often traumatise them. From April, councils are obliged to have sufficient accommodation for children in their care.

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