Our campaign to keep children in care close to the people and places that matter to them.
the distance a child in care is moved, on average, from the people and places they know.
Over 1 in 5
children in care in England (17,000) are living 20+ miles away from home (up from 16% in 2012).
of children living in private children's homes were 'out of area' in 2022.
“I was thinking how will I see my mum, my sisters, keep in touch with my friends? All the emotions together made me burst out in tears.”Listen to Jade
"If we want the best outcomes for all care-experienced young people then we have to keep them within their local area, keep those relationships intact, keep that sense of community so they become the best person they can be."Listen to Kevin
Ezra's #GoneTooFar story - BBC News
'Charity Become said some children were 500 miles from home'Read here
Isabelle's #GoneTooFar story - Channel 4 News
'Care system in crisis' - children living hundreds of miles from communityWatch now
Jade's #GoneTooFar story - iNews
'Children moved more than 500 miles away from home due to ‘broken’ care system'Read here
CEO blog: “Government must act now"
Our CEO Katharine Sacks-Jones reveals the shocking numbers of children in care being moved against their best interests, and the impact this has on their lives
How you can get involved
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