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Youth offending teams fail 3,000 children - report

18 December 2012 Last updated at 07:05 GMT

Up to 3,000 vulnerable children in care in England and Wales are being failed by youth offending teams, a damning inspection report has found.

Basic checks are not made when placing these "vulnerable and potentially dangerous" children into homes, the Inspectorate of Probation found.

It said sex attackers had been placed with abuse victims and one teenager was moved 31 times.

The Department for Education said plans were being developed to improve care.

Danny Shaw reports.