South Yorkshire MP backs children’s charity

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SOUTH Yorkshire MP Angela Smith has pledged her support to international charity Hope and Homes for Children.

The charity focuses on replacing children’s institutions with family-based care, such as adoption and fostering.

Ms Smith, who is Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, said: “It is terrible an estimated eight million children across the world are suffering life in an institution or orphanage.

“Many of these children have lower educational performance and are at higher risk of developing personality disorders. It is in everyone’s interests to find quality family-based care.”