Thursday, November 29, 2012

Almost 100 children go missing from Crawley care homes in 24 months:

NEARLY 100 vulnerable children in
Crawley went missing from care in just over two years.

Figures released this week under the Freedom of Information Act reveal 98 children disappeared while staying at care homes in the town between January 2010 and May 31 this year.

Due to some youngsters vanishing
more than once, there were 168 cases of a child going missing from care in this time, with three incidents on one single day in March 2010.

The Sussex Police statistics show 61 children ran away from homes run by social services, while the other 37 were in private care homes. Those aged 14 and 15 were most likely to go missing.

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