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Cildren in care move too much.

Cildren in care move too much.

Thousands of "pinball kids" are being moved around the care system with too much instability, the children's commissioner for England has said.

Anne Longfield says nearly 2,400 children changed home, school and social worker during the 2016-17 year, while 9,060 had two of those changes.

Ms Longfield says instability puts them at greater risk of gang membership, grooming and exclusion from school.

The government says it has taken a range of measures to address the issue.

The children's commissioner's stability index report, now in its second year, compiles data on children moving around the care system in England, with a view to improving outcomes for young people.

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