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Reforms to target child sex abuse

3 July 2012 Last updated at 21:35 BST

The government has published plans to combat the sexual exploitation of children in care homes in England by gangs.

The move acts on recommendations made by the deputy children's commissioner in a report on sexual exploitation.

The conviction this year of nine men in a child sex ring sparked concerns about the safety of children's homes.

The BBC's Social Affairs correspondent Alison Holt reports.

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