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  Children in Care 10 September 2004  
Should children who get taken into care be looked after by strangers or by members of their own family?

The Children's Act says children should be looked after by family members - if they want to take on the responsibility and are deemed suitable.

But on Woman's Hour, the Family Rights Group says family and friends are too often ignored or rebuffed by social services. 

If the family does get approved they don't always get the financial support they need. Alison Richards from the Family Rights Group discusses the issues with Penny Thompson, of the Association of Directors of Social Services.


Call the BBC Actionline 0800 044 044 for further information

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The Association of Directors of Social Services


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