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England’s care crisis forces 1,200 children to move over Christmas

Charity Become says ‘shocking’ numbers highlight need for stability and more funding for foster carers

More than 1,200 children in care were uprooted and had to move placements over Christmas last year, figures from councils in England show.

The “shocking and upsetting” numbers, collated by the national care charity Become, showed that an average of 79 looked-after children had to change foster carer or children’s home each day over the 2021-22 festive period.

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