Stockton families fear council care homes will lead to crime rise
Families in upmarket North East suburbs fear council moves to turn houses into care homes for troubled youngsters will lead to an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour.
Stockton Council in Teesside spends £6m a year having vulnerable children cared for outside the borough.
The first home is set to open in July in Thorpe Thewles where more than 100 people objected to the planning application.
The council has moved to reassure residents and said the children are not criminals and deserve to live in the borough's best areas.
20 May 2014
- From the section Tees