Birmingham council illegally sent children into care in Jersey, MP report reveals (4.8.08)

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Daily Mail, 4th August 2008

by Eileen Fairweather

At least five children were illegally placed in care on Jersey by Birmingham social services, which then lost track of them.

Four of the youngsters – who are now adults – are still on the island and have been traced by local police. But the whereabouts of the fifth, a male born in the Fifties, remains unknown.

The revelation comes amid continuing police investigations into 100 charred bone fragments and 65 milk teeth found at Jersey’s now notorious Haut de la Garenne former children’s home.

Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who discovered that his local city council had sent children to Jersey, believes other children from the UK ‘were also placed in care there’.

The MP for Birmingham Yardley added: ‘The Government has refused to order councils to check properly because it does not want to open a can of worms, on…

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