Number of children in state care hits 100,000 for the first time amid police fears over violent families and teens getting sucked into crime

The number of children in state care is thought to have passed 100,000 for the first time.

The rise is because of police fears over violent families and teenagers getting sucked into crime, a report said.

It revealed a record 98,756 were living in care across the UK in 2019. And it said this number is likely to have passed the six-figure record during lockdown.

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