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Children In Care

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in each local authority area were (a) looked after and (b) adopted in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. (250307)

Information on the number and proportion of children in each local authority who (a) were looked after and (b) adopted in the years 2006-08 can be found in tables LAA1 and table LAE1, taken from the Statistical First Release (SFR 23/2008) entitled “Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2008”. These show the number of looked after children at 31 March for 2004 to 2008 and also the number of looked after children who were adopted during the years ending 31 March 2004 to 31 March 2008.

The SFR is located at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000810/index.shtml

and table LAA1 can be found within the excel link labelled first set of additional tables and table LAE1 can be found within the excel link labelled third set of additional tables.