BBC Newsnight: Police estimate 42,000 children go missing from care

This Newsnight programme on 13/06/2012 reports how children become victims of older criminals:

  • Fostering is now an important source of income
  • Laura Sandys MP speaks out
  • Kent Police identified an area with registered paedophiles in close proximity
  • Carers don’t try to find children who run away
  • 10,000 children are estimated to go missing
  • 42,000 ‘incidents’
  • sometimes you wonder who the system is for: the children who are supposed to care for or the system that runs it
  • there is a high concentration of children’s home by the seaside
  • homes get up to £250,000 a year.
I need to add this report to the Mainstream Media Overview.
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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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