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'Scandal' over children's care

MPs are calling for an investigation into children's homes which, they say, are failing to manage and protect youngsters who run away or go missing. Ann Coffey MP, chairwoman of the parliamentary inquiry, branded the situation a "scandal".

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Labour: 'Report shows disturbing reality for children in care'

Today's report highlights a number of very disturbing realities for many children in the care system. It is a timely contribution...

In addition, there needs to be a Government-led review of the care system to get to grips with the issues addressed in this report and I hope that reports of such a review reflect Government planning and actions.

– Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg

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