Nearly two thirds of children in the care of Buckinghamshire County Council have been placed with foster families outside the county – with some living hundreds of miles away.

Just 43 of the 224 children cared for by the council still live within the county boundaries, figures released through the Freedom of Information Act show.

Of those living outside Bucks, five have been placed into care in Lancashire, while others are being looked after by foster families as far afield as Devon, Tyne and Wear and Pembrokeshire.

Reported by the Bucks Free Press. You can read the full story here. 

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