Jonathan Stanley, the head of the Independent Children's Homes Association, has said that it is sometimes beneficial to move troubled children to a care home further afield.
He told ITV News that figures on children who are transferred out of their local authority need to be understood better:
More top news
Thousands of people have gathered in Harare as Zimbabweans prepare to protest against the rule of Robert Mugabe.
A look ahead to the weather forecast for today across the UK.
A memorial service will mark the 30th anniversary of the King's Cross fire which claimed the lives of 31 people.