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Children In Care

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of children taken into care because of the homelessness of their parents for each year since 1970.

The information is as follows:

Number of children admitted to care, in England and Wales during the year ended 31 March, because their parents were homeless.
19702,700
19713,000
19723,000
19732,800
19742,400
19751,700
19761,300
19771,200
1978700