Number of teenagers in care rises by more than 20%

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England

The number of teenagers in care in England has increased more than a fifth over the past five years. A report published by the children’s commissioner found that the number of teenagers (aged 13 or over) in care rose by 21% between 2012/13 and 2017/18, while the number of 0-5 year olds fell by 15%….

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