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Community Homes

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the weekly cost per resident for children living in children's homes run by the local authorities ;

AVERAGE COST PER CHILD PER WEEK (ENGLAND AND WALES)
1968–691969–701970–711971–721972–73
£££££
Local Authority Homes15·7417·3321·1023·9828·45
Local Authority Hostels16·0015·8120·2724·9027·94
Placed by Local Authorities in Voluntary Homes8·379·7811·0414·3718·30
Local Authority and Voluntary Approved Schools27·2328·9431·4139·5344·47
Remand Homes33·0533·0135·3142·3153·99
Note: The costs per child per week shown are gross costs no account having been taken of parental contributions. Administration costs are not included. The costs for children placed in voluntary homes are only what local authorities were asked to pay.