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Britain’s Hidden Children’s Homes: Teens in care far from home

The number of teenagers sent to unregulated care homes outside their home borough has doubled since 2014 and data seen by Newsnight indicates they are set to rise further this year.

The government is set to hold a round-table meeting of care experts to discuss "best practice".
Police have raised concerns to Newsnight about the number of teenagers reported missing from these homes - in one case a child had gone missing more than 100 times.

Emily is joined by children’s minister, Nadhim Zahawi.

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20 minutes