Children in Care: Location

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th June 2019.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Independent, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 265439 on Children in care, how many looked-after children have been placed in children’s homes (a) in borough and (b) out of borough at a distance (i) greater than 20 miles and (ii) fewer than 20 miles by each local authority in each year since 2015.

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

The number of looked-after children in children’s homes by placement location since 2015 for each local authority is shown in the attached table. The latest national figures on children looked after by distance between home and placement and locality of placement are published in Table A4 of the statistical release, ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’ which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018.

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