Foster Care: Lewisham

Department for Education written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many child foster placements there are in (a) Lewisham East constituency and (b) the borough of Lewisham as of 9 June 2022.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There were 358 children looked after in foster placements in Lewisham local authority as of 31 March 2021. These figures on foster placements are available in the statistical release Children Looked After in England (including Adoption) year ending 31 March 2021 at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2020-to-2021.

Figures on children looked after at June 2022 are not held by the department. The department is currently collecting data on children looked after for the reporting year ending 31 March 2022 from local authorities. The figures will be published towards the end of the year and will show the number of children in foster placements as of 31 March 2022 and during the reporting year (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022).

The department does not collect data on looked after children by parliamentary constituency.

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