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Special Educational Needs: Children in Care

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many looked-after children have a statement of special educational needs. (251783)

In 2007, there were 9,300 looked-after children (who have been looked after for at least 12 months) with a statement of special educational needs. This figure can be found in table A of the 'Outcome Indicators for Children Looked After, 12 months to 30 September 2007—England' Statistical First Release accessible via

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000785/SFR08_2008_NationalTablesv2.xls