An all-party Parliamentary group working for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults has revealed after its recent survey that the care system in England is proving to be low-grade as many children are found missing from care or are not being provided proper protection.
It has been found that a majority of vulnerable young children in home cares in England either run away or go missing, which puts them, especially girls, at a risk of sexual harassment.
As a part of the move by Labour MP Ann Coffey, APPG’s Chairwoman and peers have decided to bring some reforms in the existing system of care. It is being suggested that barriers should be removed as these stop the police from having knowledge of children's homes.
Also, a scorecard system is being called, which would rate local authorities along with a new procedure that provide proper reports regarding runaways from care.
Further, the APPG group has also been seeking for a strict action that may help in preventing children’s admissions into care homes hundreds of miles away from their own homes.
A previous report by the government had also shown that children's homes fail in protecting young guys and girls, which has proved a forcing point for MPs to conduct investigations into these homes.
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