Children in Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of looked-after children were in out of borough placements in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Stockport for each year since 2011.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

The information requested is provided in the table below.

Numbers and percentages of children looked after at 31 March who were placed outside local authority boundary1, 2, 3

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Numbers

England

23,120

23,700

24,480

26,840

27,720

28,290

North West

3,620

3,570

3,850

4,370

4,550

4,510

Stockport

75

65

70

90

80

85

Percentages

England

35

35

36

39

40

40

North West

32

31

33

36

36

36

Stockport

25

23

24

30

27

29

Source: SSDA903

1. England and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. Local authority numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

2. Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements children whose LA of placement is not known.

3. Percentages are based on the total number of children looked after at 31 March.

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