Wales Online report:
Hundreds of vulnerable children in the care of social services in Wales – including babies less than a year old – are going missing and being left at risk of abuse, we can reveal.
Despite high-profile revelations earlier this year about older men plying girls in care with alcohol and drugs and leading them into a life of prostitution, the findings of a WalesOnline investigation suggest hundreds of children in Wales are still at risk.
At least 221 “looked after” children were reported missing over the last two years, with some disappearing as many as 20 times. Many were unaccounted for over several months.