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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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Children’s Minister: Parents want 'affordable' and good quality childcare

Children’s Minister Sarah Teather MP. Credit: Daybreak/ITV

Children’s Minister Sarah Teather MP told Daybreak that the Government's new commission will take into account the two childcare issues that parents are most concerned about - affordability and cost:

"They want to make sure it's affordable but they also want to know that if they leave their child in a nursery or with a childminder they're going to be safe and they're going to learn and develop."

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