Children's Homes

Health written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were being looked after in children's homes in each year since 1997.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the table.

Number of children looked after by local councils in England at 31 March 1997–2001(29)
Years ending 31 March All children looked after Children's homes NumberPercentage
1997 51,100 6,200 12
1998 53,300 6,100 11
1999 55,500 6,100 11
2000 58,100 6,300 11
2001 58,900 6,200 10

(29) Figures in this table exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements


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