The 227 children at risk from their own families in Sunderland

Laura Kane, raped and murdered by family friend Colin Bainbridge in August 1999

Laura Kane, raped and murdered by family friend Colin Bainbridge in August 1999

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HUNDREDS of Wearside children needed protecting from their own families due to abuse or neglect, the Echo can reveal.

Between 2012 and 2013, Sunderland City Council made 275 youngsters subject to a Child Protection Plan.

Most of them – 227 – were placed on the register due to issues of neglect in their own homes.

 

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