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Children: Care

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure in 2009-10 on caring for children in local authority children's homes.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Based on the information recorded on the Section 251 out-turn statement for the year 2009-10, the total expenditure on residential care for looked after children, across all local authorities in England, was £983,384,098.

The out-turn statement for the year 2009-10 is available in the link below: http://www.education. gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/strategy/financeand funding/section251/archive/b0068383/section-251-data-archive/outturn-data---detailed-level-2008-09-onwards.

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