A system ‘that’s failing children and young people’

By Ann McGauran | 02 April 2019

A Parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the risks to looked-after children who go missing from out-of-area placements. What lies behind the upward trend in the number of youngsters being moved to live a long way from home, and what can be done to keep more of them in their own communities? Ann McGauran reports.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults is concerned there is growing evidence a ‘sent-away generation’ of vulnerable youngsters are in danger of being targeted for sexual and criminal exploitation – especially County Lines operations.

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