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Children in Care: Foster Care

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in care in each local authority area have had more than (a) three, (b) five, (c) 10, (d) 20 and (e) 30 foster placements.[Official Report, 12 February 2009, Vol. 487, c. 18MC.] (251849)

Information showing the number of children in care in each local authority that have had more than (a) three, (b) five, (c) 10, (d) 20 and (e) 30 foster placements in England during the year ending 31 March 2008 is shown in the following table.

Number of looked after children by number of foster placements1, years ending 31 March 2008—Coverage: England

Number of placements

More than 3

More than 5

More than 10

More than 20

More than 30

England

4800

1400

170

30

0

North East

50

40

10

0

0

Darlington

15

0

0

0

0

Durham

10

10

0

0

0

Gateshead

0

0

0

0

0

Hartlepool

10

10

0

0

0

Middlesbrough

5

5

0

0

0

Newcastle Upon Tyne

0

0

0

0

0

North Tyneside

0

0

0

0

0

Northumberland

0

0

0

0

0

Redcar and Cleveland

0

0

0

0

0

South Tyneside

0

0

0

0

0

Stockton-on-Tees

0

0

0

0

0

Sunderland

10

10

10

0

0

North West

610

140

10

0

0

Blackburn with Darwen

15

0

0

0

0

Blackpool

20

5

0

0

0

Bolton

40

15

0

0

0

Bury

30

5

0

0

0

Cheshire

50

20

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

0

0

0

0

Halton

0

0

0

0

0

Knowsley

25

15

10

0

0

Lancashire

110

10

0

0

0

Liverpool

60

5

0

0

0

Manchester

80

15

0

0

0

Oldham

0

0

0

0

Rochdale

20

0

0

0

0

Salford

0

0

0

0

Sefton

10

10

0

0

0

St. Helens

10

0

0

0

0

Stockport

10

5

0

0

0

Tameside

20

10

0

0

0

Trafford

20

0

0

0

0

Warrington

35

5

0

0

0

Wigan

10

0

0

0

0

Wirral

35

15

0

0

0

Yorkshire and the Humber

570

220

30

0

0

Barnsley

45

0

0

0

0

Bradford

45

5

0

0

0

Calderdale

5

5

0

0

0

Doncaster

65

35

0

0

0

East Riding of Yorkshire

35

10

0

0

0

Kingston upon Hull, City of

65

20

0

0

0

Kirklees

30

0

0

0

0

Leeds

130

80

30

0

0

North East Lincolnshire

35

35

0

0

0

North Lincolnshire

0

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

40

5

0

0

0

Rotherham

10

0

0

0

0

Sheffield

15

0

0

0

0

Wakefield

20

5

0

0

0

York

25

15

0

0

0

East Midlands

310

90

0

0

0

Derby

25

0

0

0

0

Derbyshire

55

30

0

0

0

Leicester

10

0

0

0

0

Leicestershire

25

5

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

60

30

0

0

0

Northamptonshire

75

10

0

0

0

Nottingham

20

5

0

0

0

Nottinghamshire

45

5

0

0

0

Rutland

0

0

0

0

0

West Midlands

740

160

30

0

0

Birmingham

180

10

0

0

0

Coventry

30

0

0

0

0

Dudley

35

0

0

0

0

Herefordshire

5

5

0

0

0

Sandwell

20

0

0

0

0

Shropshire

15

10

0

0

0

Solihull

20

0

0

0

0

Staffordshire

125

60

30

0

0

Stoke-on-Trent

35

10

0

0

0

Telford and Wrekin

0

0

0

0

Walsall

40

5

0

0

0

Warwickshire

140

50

0

0

0

Wolverhampton

35

5

0

0

0

Worcestershire

55

5

0

0

0

East of England

460

70

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

15

0

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

20

5

0

0

0

Essex

120

15

0

0

0

Hertfordshire

45

0

0

0

0

Luton

40

5

0

0

0

Norfolk

55

0

0

0

0

Peterborough

45

0

0

0

0

Southend-on-Sea

45

25

0

0

0

Suffolk

45

5

0

0

0

Thurrock

25

5

0

0

0

London

800

270

30

0

0

Inner London

350

85

20

0

0

Camden

30

0

0

0

0

City of London

0

0

0

0

0

Hackney

20

0

0

0

0

Hammersmith and Fulham

0

0

0

0

Haringey

25

5

0

0

0

Islington

50

20

0

0

0

Kensington and Chelsea

35

30

20

0

0

Lambeth

35

10

0

0

0

Lewisham

15

0

0

0

0

Newham

70

15

0

0

0

Southwark

20

0

0

0

0

Tower Hamlets

25

0

0

0

0

Wandsworth

15

0

0

0

0

Westminster

0

0

0

0

Outer London

450

190

10

0

0

Barking and Dagenham

65

40

0

0

0

Barnet

10

0

0

0

0

Bexley

30

10

0

0

0

Brent

60

15

0

0

0

Bromley

10

0

0

0

0

Croydon

30

20

0

0

0

Ealing

10

0

0

0

0

Enfield

20

5

0

0

0

Greenwich

20

5

0

0

0

Harrow

0

0

0

0

Havering

45

25

0

0

0

Hillingdon

40

25

0

0

0

Hounslow

20

5

0

0

0

Kingston upon Thames

15

15

0

0

0

Merton

0

0

0

0

Redbridge

10

5

0

0

0

Richmond upon Thames

10

5

0

0

0

Sutton

30

15

15

0

0

Waltham Forest

20

0

0

0

0

South East

790

270

30

0

0

Bracknell Forest

0

0

0

0

Brighton and Hove

55

20

0

0

0

Buckinghamshire

0

0

0

0

0

East Sussex

45

10

0

0

0

Hampshire

205

90

15

0

0

Isle of Wight

25

5

0

0

0

Kent

185

70

15

0

0

Medway Towns

30

0

0

0

0

Milton Keynes

50

30

0

0

0

Oxfordshire

15

10

0

0

0

Portsmouth

0

0

0

0

0

Reading

25

0

0

0

0

Slough

0

0

0

0

0

Southampton

45

30

0

0

0

Surrey

30

0

0

0

0

West Berkshire

0

0

0

0

West Sussex

45

5

0

0

0

Windsor and Maidenhead

0

0

0

0

Wokingham

15

0

0

0

0

South West

510

170

30

30

0

Bath and North East Somerset

15

0

0

0

0

Bournemouth

0

0

0

0

Bristol, City of

85

35

0

0

0

Cornwall

60

30

25

25

0

Devon

25

5

0

0

0

Dorset

25

5

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

50

5

0

0

0

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

0

0

North Somerset

35

15

0

0

0

Plymouth

60

20

0

0

0

Poole

10

5

0

0

0

Somerset

30

10

0

0

0

South Gloucestershire

20

0

0

0

0

Swindon

15

0

0

0

0

Torbay

50

30

0

0

0

Wiltshire

25

0

0

0

0

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

Source:

SSDA903