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  Living in care
What is living in care?
Why do children live in care?
Do kids in care ever go back to their parents?
What problems do children living in care face?

 
Actors who star in the CBBC series Tracy Beaker, the story about a girl who lives in a children's home What is living in care?
When people decide it's better for children to be away from their parents for a while it's known as living in care.

There are 78,000 children living in care in the UK and the average age of a child in care is 10-years-old.

Most children in care are fostered, which means they live with another family for a while.

Sometimes they stay there just a weekend, other times they can stay for years.

Others live in children's homes, which is a bit like living in a big house with lots of other kids, only staff look after you instead of parents


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