Children in care in England rises
The number of children in the care system in England is rising, official figures show.
Department for Education data shows the number of looked after children rose by 2% from 65,520 last year to 67,050 this year.
The figures reveal 28,220 children were taken into care during the year ending 31 March 2012, an increase of 3% from the previous year's figure of 27,500.
Most affected are 10 to 15-year-olds, with 24,150 currently in care.
The main reason for children living apart from their parents is to protect them from abuse or neglect, with 41,790 of those currently in care falling in this category.
Read more ... (BBC News - 25 September)