A Newsnight investigation reveals that more than 100 children under 16 are living in unregulated and unregistered accommodation in England and Wales.
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Newsnight has spent months reporting on the plight of teenagers in care, placed by their councils in unregulated supported accommodation. We’ve found vulnerable children at risk of exploitation, living in places that are simply not meeting their needs, not fit for purpose.
This is a sector of homes supposedly designed to offer 16 and 17 year olds support, but not care – because they are older.
Katie Razzall reports.
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