North of England councils face ‘£25bn children in care burden’, claims report

Joe Lepper
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Councils in the North of England are paying an extra £25bn to place children in care compared with local authorities in the South, a report is claiming.

One in every 52 children in Blackpool is in care, according to research. Picture: Christopher Baigent/Adobe Stock
One in every 52 children in Blackpool is in care, according to research. Picture: Christopher Baigent/Adobe Stock

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