hhs officials: That number represents about 13 per cent of all unaccompanied children the administration moved out of shelters and foster homes during that time, according to CTV. The agency first disclosed that it had lost track of 1,475 children late last year, as it came under fire at a Senate hearing in April. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls to check on their safety from April through June. Lawmakers had asked HHS officials how they had strengthened child protection policies since it came to light that the agency previously had rolled back safeguards meant to keep Central American children from ending up in the hands of human traffickers. Rob Portman of Ohio, the panel's chair, said Wednesday. The fact that HHS, which placed these unaccompanied minors with sponsors, doesn't know the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 of them is very troubling, Republican Sen. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.