asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for each year since 1975 the numbers of applications to magistrates courts for place of safety orders in respect of children, together with the numbers of such orders granted.
These figures are not available centrally.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is available to magistrates hearing applications for place of safety orders in respect of children as to the procedures they should adopt and the principles upon which they should act.
Magistrates hearing applications for place of safety orders under section 28 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 have available to them the advice and assistance of a clerk who is trained in these matters. The principles upon which they should act are set out in section 28; there are no special procedures involved.