At-risk kids in carer crisis

on Thursday, 28 February 2013. Posted in News, Perth Now, Community Services - Child Protection And Family Support - Dept For

Child welfare workers are having to take vulnerable children home with them because of a severe shortage of foster families. The Department for Child Protection confirmed this week that staff had had to care for kids in their own homes because appropriate accommodation couldn't be found with latest Departmental figures revealing that 3,910 children were in state care at the end of January, up from 3,276 three years ago.

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