Children in Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 1st November 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children looked after under a (a) voluntary agreement under section 20 of the Children Act 1989, (b) care order that was (i) full and (ii) interim and (c) placement order have been placed (A) in a fostering for adoption placement and (B) subject to concurrent planning in each of the last five years.

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

The available information on the number of looked after children in fostering for adoption or concurrent planning arrangements with approved adopters since 2015 are shown in the attached table. Figures, broken down by these 2 categories, are not available.

Information on the status of the fostering placement, whether with an approved adopter (fostering for adoption) or concurrent planning arrangement, was not collected in 2014.

The number of looked after children by legal status and in foster placements are published in Tables A1 and A2, respectively, of the statistical release 'Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018' at the following link:

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