Number of children in care falls

    The number of children entering care has fallen according to a
    new report from the government.

    But the Children Act Report 200 also shows that children are
    staying in care longer because they have greater needs.

    The report looks at the effectiveness of the Children Act 1989
    detailing information from 11 key areas, including new statistics
    from the Children In Need census.

    Health minister Jacqui Smith said: “We have more information
    than ever before about children’s social care. This report shows
    that we have much to be optimistic about – there are fewer children
    in care overall”.

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