Domestic violence and substance abuse fuelling rise of children in care

Sky News is reporting that some 88 children a day are being taken into care in order to ensure their safety according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Domestic violence and substance abuse in the family home are fuelling a massive rise in children being put under child protection plans, with the number involved increasing by 50% in the last decade.

A poll by the LGA of children’s services lead councils found that nearly two-thirds (64%) said that the number or complexity of children and young people receiving child protection support, or being taken into care, has increased “to a great extent” since 2015-16.

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