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Teen in foster care was actually asylum seeker aged 26

16 July 2013 Last updated at 13:38 BST

A foster carer who was told she was taking in a 16 year old asylum seeker was shocked to discover he was actually 26.

The woman was told the "teenager" needed an emergency placement, but she became wary of his unusual height and bad behaviour.

She believes foster carers are being put at risk because they are not fully informed about the children they are looking after.

The woman, whose words are spoken for her, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire, "At the moment the feeling is, if you've got a bed, that's a match - and that isn't good enough because it does mean totally unsuitable children are put with totally unsuitable carers."