Some of England's most vulnerable children are being subjected to sexual abuse of a "violent and sadistic" nature according to a new report. It has prompted the government to announce new reforms to better protect youngsters living in childrens homes across England. The inquiry was set up after a sex abuse ring was uncovered in Rochdale.
Penny Marshall spoke to one young girl who wanted to be known as 'Hannah'. She says she has been living in the social care system and was exploited by people she met outside her care homes/foster families from when she was just 13.
'Hannah' said she was vulnerable and open to exploitation because she was moved around so much and did not really get the chance to talk to carers about how she felt.
She is now with a foster family but in the past she was moved around a lot. She got moved three times in two weeks.
She thinks the government can ensure children are well looked after in the social care system:
Penny Marshall reports from Kent where 1,200 children have been sent to care homes from across the country.