Monday, 17 December 2012

Britain's most vulnerable children assaulted and sexually abused while shunted around care homes

Some of Britain’s most damaged and vulnerable children have been assaulted and sexually abused while being shunted around a series of care homes far from home, according to a damning report out today.

Child victims of abuse have been subjected to further attacks after being moved into the care system because of a lack of basic checks into their backgrounds and of potential abusers, according to the report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP).

The report looked into the treatment of up to 3,000 child offenders in care who have been moved far from home and discovered that many were being locked into a lifetime of crime and mental health problems because of their treatment.

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