Care Leavers: Social Services

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of care leavers aged 19-21 years old had contact with a personal adviser in the last 12 months.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers aged 19-21 years there are by local authority area.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers aged 19-21 years there are who have had contact with a personal adviser in the last 12 months by local authority area.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of care leavers aged 19-21 years have each local authority been in contact with in the year ending 31 March 2018.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers there are aged 19-21 years in the Dorset County Council area.

Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers there are aged 19-21 years in the Poole Council area.

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

The latest national information on the number of care leavers aged 19 to 21 and the percentage in touch with their local authority can be found in table F1 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018. These figures are also disaggregated at local authority level for 2018 in the underlying data tables that accompany this statistical release.

The department does not hold data on care leavers below local authority level.

The department does not hold information centrally on the number and proportion of care leavers who have specifically had contact with a personal advisor within a local authority.

Paragraph 4.38 of the Children Act (1989) volume 3 statutory guidance provides further information on how the duty on local authorities to keep in touch with care leavers should be implemented. A copy of the guidance is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397649/CA1989_Transitions_guidance.pdf.

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