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Children in Care

Education and Skills written question – answered on 20th March 2006.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made towards ensuring that by 2008 80 per cent. of children under 16 years who have been looked after for two and a half or more years will have been living in the same placement for at least two years, or are placed for adoption.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Children and Families)

Performance at national level against this measure was as follows.

Year to March Percentage
2003 63
2004 65
2005 65

This data is published by the Department for Education and Skills and can be accessed at: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000615/index.shtml

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