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Care system 'fails young offenders', says report

Children in care in England and Wales who have been in trouble with the law are being failed by youth offending teams, says an inspection report.

The Inspectorate of Probation raised concerns about children placed far from home and some youth offending team staff who thought little about the emotional impact of being in care.

Its report looked at 60 children from about 3,000 supervised by the teams.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 18 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK
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