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Larne-Belfast T9 Route

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the dates and times during which road traffic surveys were carried out on the Larne-Belfast road route T9 in each of the last five years for which records are available; and what were the results in each case.

The information for the four census points on the Larne-Belfast road, T9 is as follows:children in care or their parents in each of the health and social services board areas in each of the last five years have been substantiated;(2) how many complaints have been received from children in care or their parents in each of the health and social services board areas in each of the last five years.

The term "children in care" includes not only children accommodated in residential homes, but also those boarded out with foster parents and those living with a parent, relative or guardian under "home on trial" arrangements and so on. Information about complaints made by children or their parents in relation to all these forms of care is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The available information is as follows. Two complaints are still under investigation.

Complaints made by Children in Care or their Parents
Health and Social Services Board
Eastern boardNorthern boardSouthern boardWestern board
1980
Number madeN/A†4
Number substantiatedN/A1
1981
Number madeN/A†7*4†1
Number substantiatedN/A2
1982
Number madeN/A†10*4
Number substantiatedN/A41
1983
Number madeN/A†4*5†6
Number substantiatedN/A214
1984
Number made*14†14*6†6
Number substantiated3523
* residential care only
† residential care and foster care