Children Sent to Live in Boats and Caravans as Care System ‘is Overwhelmed’

Nathan Hyde - The Yorkshire Post

Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Become, said the number of children in care in England reached a record high of almost 84,000 last year, there “aren't enough places for them to live” and a national strategy is urgently needed to address the shortage.

She said councils are also “desperately” competing for places at privately-run children’s homes and paying “huge” fees.