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LISTEN: 'Up to half million children in the UK live in desperate situations'

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LISTEN: 'Up to half million children in the UK live in desperate situations'

Published at 4:26pm 24th February 2017.

A Cobham charity says that up to half a million children in the UK are living in desperate situations, facing abuse, neglect or trauma at home. 

The Royal National Children's Foundation supports some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged youngsters in the UK, by enabling them to attend boarding schools.

It has recently marked 190 years of providing essential support, removing children from difficult environments and allowing them to be placed in state or independent boarding schools.

David Bassom from the charity says it's alarming how many people don't realise the extent of the issue: 

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