Shock foster care figures revealed

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Shock foster care figures revealed

Northamptonshire County Council is launching an urgent appeal for new foster carers after the number of children in care in the county has reached a record high.

There are currently almost 1,000 looked after children in Northamptonshire – almost half are aged between 13 and 18.

Officials say the rise is due to improved processes in identifying children at risk and the increasing number of children coming into the county, both from within the UK and abroad.

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