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Lack of children's homes adding to county lines pressure, say councils

The soaring demand for places in children's homes must be met to tackle county lines gangs, councils have warned.

Under pressure: a lack of local care homes is leaving children vulnerable

Under pressure: a lack of local care homes is leaving children vulnerable

Date - 31st March 2020
By - Chris Smith
Councils made the warning following detailed research into the children’s home market which revealed soaring costs and loopholes that are being exploited by drug gangs using vulnerable children to courier drugs across the country. Research by...
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