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Children in Care: Pupil Referral Units

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in care are attending pupil referral units. (241737)

The information requested is not held centrally by the Department.

Information on looked after children by local authorities is collected via the annual SSDA903 data collection. This collects information on the number of looked after children and their placements but does not collect information on which schools they attend. The school census does collect information on pupils who are in care while at their school but this does not cover all looked after children; information is not collected for pupils in alternative provision, including pupil referral units, FE colleges, voluntary provision and those not in education or training.