Radical new way to help children

Figures released by the government show that there are currently 510 youngsters who are classed as ‘looked after’ by the local authority, which is a six per cent increase from previous years’ figures of 480.

This makes Wigan eighth worst out of 24 authorities in the North West.

But when comparing population sizes, Wigan has a rate of 75 children per 100,00, which makes it 11th worst and has fewer than the North West average rate of 79.

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