Quarter of young offenders 'come from care homes

A quarter of the 1,600 children held in young offenders' institutions in England and Wales have been in care, a report by prison inspectors has found.

Chief inspector Nick Hardwick said the figures were of "real concern" and showed a lack of progress over care.

His report also found that of 10 random detainees interviewed on their release, seven reoffended within three months.

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