More than 1,000 children in care moved from their placement every week, research warns

Charities are warning that more than 1,000 looked-after children are moved on from their placement every week. Between 2018 and 2021 there were 220,210 changes to care placements, the equivalent of 1,059 changes each week, according to analysis of Department for Education looked-after children figures, by a coalition of charities, including NSPCC, National Children’s Bureau and Barnardo’s. More than six in ten of those being moved have been impacted by abuse and neglect, with this proportion rising across the period looked at. Read more.

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