Local authorities submit annual outturn statements to the Secretary of State for Education on actual expenditure for their education and children’s social care functions.
The most recent outturn figures can be found on GOV.UK. The file named “S251 outturn 2014 to 2015: individual LA expenditure data” enables reported annual expenditure by each local authority to be viewed at an individual local authority level. There is a distinct line for residential care.
The information on residential care spend is attached.
Total annual spend by each local authority is broken down to show spend on:
It is not possible to measure spend on provision within each local authority. This is because the location of the provision provided is not captured in the section 251 financial return.