Pace of children being taken into care accelerates

The number of children being taken into care has risen by 2,830 in the space of 12 months. 

Department for Education statistics published today show that as of 31 March this year, a total of 75,420 were in care, up from 72,590 in 2017 – an increase of 3.9 per cent. Last year the pace of increase was 3.2 per cent – which at the time was the steepest rate of increase in five years.

The latest figure of 75,420 is equivalent to a rate of 64 per 10,000 children in care, up from 62 per 10,000 in 2017 and 60 per 10,000 in 2016.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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