This coming Tuesday evening (October 5th) at 21:00 on BBC One (except Scotland), current affairs series ‘Panorama’ is focussing on children in care. The advertising for the programme sums it up in the following way:
“Since the case of Baby P, there has been a 40% increase in the number of children taken into care by the state. There are now 70,000 children being ‘looked after’ in the system. What happens to them? Can the system offer them a better life? Panorama follows children in the care of Coventry Social Services for six months to find out if the state can be a real parent – even though children in care are more at risk of failing school and committing crime than any other group.”. The programme is narrated by Samantha Morton, who herself grew up in care.