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Children in Care

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the number of children in care whose parents also spent time in care. (95626)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many, and what proportion of girls in care became pregnant in each local authority area in the most recent period for which figures are available. (95627)

Information on the proportion of girls in care who became pregnant in each local authority is not collected centrally. However information on the number and proportion of girls in care who are mothers at 31 March 2005 is shown in the following table.

Mothers aged 12 and over who are looked after at 31 March 20051,2

Number and percentage

All females looked after aged 12 and over3

All mothers aged 12 and over4

The percentage of females looked after aged 12 and over and who were mothers

England

13,400

320

2

North East

640

10

2

Shire counties

Durham

90

5

5

Northumberland

80

5

5

Unitary authorities

Darlington

20

0

0

Hartlepool

20

0

0

Middlesbrough

40

5

5

Redcar and Cleveland

30

5

5

Stockton on Tees

40

5

5

Metropolitan districts

Gateshead

50

0

0

Newcastle Upon Tyne

100

5

5

North Tyneside

40

5

5

South Tyneside

50

5

5

Sunderland

80

5

5

North West

2,100

40

2

Shire counties

Cheshire

130

5

5

Cumbria

120

0

0

Lancashire

280

5

5

Unitary authorities

Blackburn and Darwen

60

5

5

Blackpool

50

5

5

Halton

30

0

0

Warrington

40

5

5

Metropolitan districts

Bolton

60

5

5

Bury

50

0

0

Knowsley

60

0

0

Liverpool

190

5

5

Manchester

330

10

4

Oldham

80

5

5

Rochdale

60

5

5

Salford

120

5

5

Sefton

80

5

5

St. Helens

50

5

5

Stockport

70

5

5

Tameside

50

5

5

Trafford

40

5

5

Wigan

80

5

5

Wirral

130

5

5

Yorkshire and The Humber

1,400

30

2

Shire counties

North Yorkshire

90

0

0

Unitary authorities

East Riding Yorkshire

60

5

5

Kingston Upon Hull

110

5

5

N E Lincolnshire

40

5

5

North Lincolnshire

40

5

5

York

30

0

0

Metropolitan districts

Barnsley

50

0

0

Bradford

160

5

5

Calderdale

50

5

5

Doncaster

90

5

5

Kirklees

60

0

0

Leeds

300

5

5

Rotherham

80

5

5

Sheffield

140

5

5

Wakefield

90

5

5

East Midlands

770

10

2

Shire counties

Derbyshire

100

5

5

Leicestershire

90

5

5

Lincolnshire

110

5

5

Northamptonshire

100

0

0

Nottinghamshire

100

5

5

Unitary authorities

Derby

80

5

5

Leicester

100

5

5

Nottingham

90

5

5

Rutland

5

0

0

West Midlands

1,400

30

2

Shire counties

Shropshire

50

0

0

Staffordshire

130

0

0

Warwickshire

100

5

5

Worcestershire

90

0

0

Unitary authorities

Herefordshire

30

0

0

Stoke-on-Trent

90

5

5

Telford and Wrekin

40

5

5

Metropolitan districts

Birmingham

400

10

3

Coventry

110

5

5

Dudley

60

5

5

Sandwell

110

5

5

Solihull

60

5

5

Walsall

80

0

0

Wolverhampton

90

5

5

East of England

1,200

20

2

Shire counties

Bedfordshire

80

0

0

Cambridgeshire

90

0

0

Essex

260

10

2

Hertfordshire

200

10

4

Norfolk

180

5

5

Suffolk

130

5

5

Unitary authorities

Luton

90

0

0

Peterborough

70

5

5

Southend

60

5

5

Thurrock

50

0

0

London

3,100

120

4

Inner London

1,400

60

5

Camden

110

5

5

City of London

5

0

0

Greenwich

130

10

9

Hackney

110

10

7

Hammersmith and Fulham

100

5

5

Islington

110

5

5

Kensington and Chelsea

60

5

5

Lambeth

160

10

8

Lewisham

160

10

4

Southwark

190

10

4

Tower Hamlets

100

5

5

Wandsworth

70

5

5

Westminster

80

5

5

Outer London

1,700

60

3

Barking and Dagenham

100

5

5

Barnet

100

5

5

Bexley

60

5

5

Brent

90

5

5

Bromley

70

5

5

Croydon

200

10

3

Ealing

110

5

5

Enfield

70

5

5

Haringey

150

5

5

Harrow

40

5

5

Havering

50

5

5

Hillingdon

160

5

5

Hounslow

70

5

5

Kingston Upon Thames

30

5

5

Merton

40

5

5

Newham

160

10

6

Redbridge

50

5

5

Richmond Upon Thames

30

5

5

Sutton

30

5

5

Waltham Forest

90

0

0

South East

1,700

20

1

Shire counties

Buckinghamshire

60

0

0

East Sussex

100

5

5

Hampshire

230

5

5

Kent

300

5

5

Oxfordshire

120

5

5

Surrey

190

5

5

West Sussex

170

5

5

Unitary authorities

Bracknell Forest

20

0

0

Brighton and Hove

90

5

5

Isle of Wight

40

5

5

Medway Towns

80

0

0

Milton Keynes

40

0

0

Portsmouth

60

5

5

Reading

30

5

5

Slough

30

5

5

Southampton

70

0

0

West Berkshire

30

0

0

Windsor and Maidenhead

10

0

0

Wokingham

10

0

0

South West

1,100

30

2

Shire counties

Cornwall

140

5

5

Devon

140

5

5

Dorset

80

0

0

Gloucestershire

100

5

5

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

Somerset

90

0

0

Wiltshire

60

5

5

Unitary authorities

Bath and N E Somerset

20

0

0

Bournemouth

40

5

5

Bristol

130

5

5

North Somerset

30

5

5

Plymouth

110

5

5

Poole

20

0

0

South Gloucestershire

40

5

5

Swindon

50

5

5

Torbay

60

5

5

1 Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short term placements.

2 This is the first year of data collection and some authorities have reported difficulties in recording this information.

3 All females in care aged 12 and over.

4 All mothers in care aged 12 and over.

5 Small numbers suppressed to preserve confidentiality. Normally this will be a number between 1 and 5 inclusive, or a percentage where either the Numerator is between 1 and 5 or the Denominator is between 1 and 10 inclusive.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the offending rates of (a) children and (b) looked after children were in each local authority area in the most recent period for which figures are available. (95628)