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Health Board worries about foster home children

Published torsdag 7 mars 2013 kl 08.11
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The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare warns that children and young people that are in public custody or foster homes are at risk of dying earlier and of using psychopharmacological drugs.

The Board, writing on Thursday's debate page of newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, says its assessment shows that self-injury is many times more common among young people when society has assumed responsibility for the family.

"I find these results alarming," says National Board General Lars-Erik Holm. ”These are children who are very vulnerable and are betrayed several times. Parents have not been able to be parents, so society has entered in their place, but society itself has failed."

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