Homeless families put kids in care, says charity

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31st December, 2014

Children are being placed in care because their parents face homelessness, according to organisations working in this area.

Jennifer Gargan, director of EPIC, an organisation providing support for children in care and for care leavers, said EPIC had worked with a small number of cases where young mothers who themselves had been in care, and who had become homeless, had decided to place their children in care rather than bring them into emergency accommodation.

“The...

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