Vulnerable teen given tent to live in, watchdog report finds

A teenager given a tent to live in, and a child denied the chance to say “goodbye” to his dying mother feature in a report revealing heart-breaking decisions about children in care.

The watchdog report also includes a case of siblings abruptly removed from a foster family wanting to adopt them.

Another details how a fostered girl returned home to find her bags packed and a taxi to a hostel waiting for her.

The cases are revealed by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

Ombudsman Michael King said even one case like this was one too many, and urged all councils, when making decisions about children in their care, to ask: “Would this decision be good enough for my child?”

None of the councils in England are named in the report.

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