To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many out-of-area placements were made by each social services department in the most recent year for which figures are available.
Information showing placements for looked after children by local authorities inside and outside their boundary can be found in table A6 (at national level) and tables LAA16 and LAA17 (at local authority level). These tables are taken from the Statistical First Release (SFR 27/2007) entitled 'Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending
The SFR is located at
Table A6 can be found within the first set of additional Excel tables and tables LAA16 and LAA17 can be found within the second set of additional tables on the website.
Table A6 for the year ending