Research finds children’s homes calling police 200 times a year

Frances Crook, chief executive, Howard League for Penal Reform

Children’s homes are calling the police as many as 200 times a year, research by the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed. The charity analysed data provided by police forces, which between them received almost 23,000 call-outs from children’s homes in 2018. While some homes do not call the police at all, others telephone…

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