Children in Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Independent, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children were in children's homes (a) in borough and (b) out of borough during the year for each year since 2015.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The latest figures on looked-after children by placement and placement location are published in Table A2 of the statistical release ‘Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018’ at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018.

The statistics on looked-after children in 2018/2019 will be released in December 2019. The exact date of publication will be announced here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/announcements/looked-after-children-in-england-year-ending-31-march-2019.

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