in/into care

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used to describe children who are being cared for by a government organization because their parents have died or are unable to care for them properlyThe children had to be taken into care because of parental failure.The youngest child was in care for several years.

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“In/into care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%2Finto%20care. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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