Children in Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the (a) employment, (b) training, (c) housing and (d) health outcomes of vulnerable 16 and 17-year-olds who are cared for by local authorities.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department collects data on children that were looked after and care leavers from local authorities annually, via the children looked after return.

Figures on the placement type of all children looked after during the year, for example whether they are a foster placement or a children’s home placement, and on a range of health-based measures, can be found in the national tables I1, I2, I3, and I5a of the ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017’ statistical first release, which is accessible via:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017.

Figures on 17-year-old care leavers, including on whether the person is in higher education, further education, or in training or employment, what type of accommodation they are living in, and whether this accommodation is judged to be suitable, can be found in the national tables F3 and F4 of the ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017’ statistical first release via:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.