Foster Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children in each local authority were in a foster care placement on 31 March (a) 2013 and (b) 2014; how many such children in each local authority were in a foster care placement with a relative or friend (i) inside and (ii) outside the authority boundary on each date; how many such children in each local authority were under (A) an interim and (B) a full court order on each date; and how many such children in each local authority area were looked after under a voluntary agreement under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 on each such date.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of children looked after in foster placements at 31 March 2014 is published in Table LAA3 of the ‘Children looked after, including adoption’ statistical first release.[1]

The further breakdowns requested are not published at local authority level but have been provided and placed in the House Library.

[1] www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption--2

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