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Hard life for kids on the streets
The study of children living on the
streets found that over two-thirds had
been victims of street violence.
Just under a tenth were sexually abused
while living at home. Some had used
ecstasy, cannabis and cocaine from the
age of nine and heroin from twelve.
Over two-thirds experience mental
health issues. Some attempted suicide
Almost all had been excluded from
school and the majority left before the
legal minimum age.
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