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More support may have prevented children coming into care, says report

Latest report from the Children’s Rights Director published

The latest report from the Children's Rights Director, Dr Roger Morgan, reveals that nearly half (43%) of the children in care consulted believe they would not have needed to come into the system had they received more support. However, just under a third of those who responded to the survey (36%) reported that even with additional support for them and their families, they would still have needed to enter into care.

Children on the edge of care gives direct accounts of children's own experience and their views about coming into care and returning home. The survey consulted 122 children across the country on what could be done to help them and the support needed to face these circumstances.