'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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'Sometimes it is beneficial to take children away from home'

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:

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