Children in care figures hits record high

By Dan Peters | 12 October 2017

Some 90 children a day entered care last year, meaning a record number of youngsters are now in the care system, councils have revealed today.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said the total number of looked after children reached a new high of 72,670 in 2016/17 - up from 70,440 the year before, which represents the biggest annual rise of children in care in seven years.

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