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Children In Care

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who were children in care (a) lived and (b) attended school in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by the income deprivation affecting children indices in 2008. (256431)

The information requested is as follows:

4,847 pupils1, 2 who were children in care live in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by IDACI3 2008. This represents 14.2 per cent. of all pupils who were children in care of known residence in England.

4,245 pupils1, 2 who were children in care attend school in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas as determined by IDACI3 in 2008. This represents 12.3 per cent. of all pupils who were children in care attending schools in England.

1 Includes solely registered and main registration of dually registered pupils.

2 Includes pupils aged five to 19 years attending maintained nursery, primary, secondary, CTC's, Academies, special and non-maintained special schools.

3 Income Deprivation Affecting Children Indices.

Source:

Spring 2008 School Census