Children in Care: Merseyside

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were taken into care in (a) Merseyside, (b) the Wirral and (c) Wallasey constituency in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The latest figures on the number of children taken into care in Merseyside metropolitan county and the Wirral local authority since 2009/10 are shown in the attached table. The department does not collect this data by parliamentary constituency area.

These figures on children taken into care by individual legal status are published in the statistical releases ‘Children Looked after in England including adoptions’ at local authority and regional level in the underlying data table ‘CLA ADM’ and, prior to 2017, in table C3 of the local authority tables, which are available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children.

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