Councils defend out of area placements

By Martin Ford | 24 December 2019

Councils have defended the practice of out of area placements for young people in care following criticism by the children’s commissioner.

Four in 10 children in care in England are living out of area, with more than 11,000 placed more than 20 miles from their home postcode, according to a report published today by the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield.

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