Children in Care Homes 'Seen as Criminals not Victims'

Lauren Woodhead, Emily Unia - BBC News

Children in care are too often treated in society as criminals rather than victims, an independent body has said. 

Applications to build new care homes are regularly met with hostility by nearby residents, said the Independent Children's Home Association (ICHA).

Chief executive Peter Sandiford urged communities to view the wellbeing of children above fears over house prices.

Since 2017 the number of children's homes in England has risen by at least a quarter, to more than 2,700.