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.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

ADCS LGA Children's social care Children's services

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products