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Children in Care: Offenders

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children or young people in the care of a local authority were (a) in receipt of an antisocial behaviour order, (b) serving a suspended sentence and (c) serving a prison sentence on the latest date for which figures are available. (167146)

Information on the number of children looked after by local authorities within England who were (a) in receipt of an antisocial behaviour order, and (b) serving a suspended sentence is not collected centrally by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

The number of children looked after by local authorities within England who were placed in a young offenders' institution or prison at 31 March 2007 was 160. 20 of these children were on remand or committed for trial.