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Children in care far from home 'at risk', charities warn

Charities are warning that thousands of children placed in care far from home are more vulnerable to criminality, drug abuse and sexual exploitation.

A third of the 64,000 children in local authority care in England and Wales live outside their local area.

The charities say long-distance placements often traumatise children who are already damaged and vulnerable.

The BBC's Jenny Hill reports.

  • 27 Jan 2011