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Stockport MP says rise in number of children being “farmed out” to care homes

Posted on: May 8, 2018

Stockport MP, Ann Coffey, says rise in number of children being “farmed out” to care homes.

2012 government reforms made a pledge to reduce the number of “out of borough placements” to help combat child sexual exploitation, but Ministers are now being accused of breaking that promise.

Labour MP Ann Coffey is expected to use a Commons debate later to say that a “sent-away generation” is at risk of falling prey to paedophiles and drugs gangs. Ms Coffey said that there has been a 64% rise nationally in the number of children being sent to live away between 2012 and 2017.

Ms Coffey said that some children were being placed as far as 100 miles from where they live “where they have no friends or family circles or local social workers”. Ms Coffey said that this creates a “perfect storm where it is increasingly difficult to protect” those children.

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