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Children in Care

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) family and friend carers and (b) family and friends foster carers are providing full-time care for a child because of (i) parental drug and alcohol misuse, (ii) the death of a parent, (iii) parental imprisonment, (iv) domestic violence and (v) other reasons. (270225)

Data on the reasons for a child being provided with full-time care by their relative or friend are not collected centrally. This is the case both for family and friends carers who are approved foster carers and for those who are not.