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Children in Care

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in residential care in each local authority area in England in each year since 2000. (276432)

The information is as follows and has also been placed in the House Libraries.

Children in residential care at 31 March, by local authority1,2,3,4—years ending 31 March 2000 to 2008—coverage: England

Children in residential care—number

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

England

8,800

8,700

8,600

8,700

8,800

8,700

8,400

8,100

8,100

North East

550

530

500

460

410

410

370

360

360

Darlington

15

15

15

20'

15

15

15

15

15

Durham

70

55

45

55

50

40

35

40

35

Gateshead

55

55

40

40

30

30

25

30

30

Hartlepool

10

15

15

15

10

10

10

10

10

Middlesbrough

40

35

40

45

20

25

25

25

25

Newcastle Upon Tyne

75

75

55

40

45

45

40

50

50

North Tyneside

45

45

50

40

30

30

30

35

30

Northumberland

60

50

50

50

55

65

40

40

40

Redcar and Cleveland

15

20.

15

15

10

10

15

15

20

South Tyneside

45

45

40

30

35

35

35

30

30

Stockton-on-Tees

40

30

35

40

30

30

25

20

25

Sunderland

95

95

90

70

80

70

70

60

50

North West

1,550

1,450

1,440

1,520

1,480

1,450

1,370

1,300

1,230

Blackburn with Darwen

55

40

40

15

25

25

20

20

25

Blackpool

40

15

30

35

45

40

45

40

40

Bolton

35

30

40

45

45

50

50

45

45

Bury

40

40

25

30

35

30

30

25

25

Cheshire

40

50

50

55

60

60

60

65

65

Cumbria

45

40

45

50

40

40

35

40

35

Halton

10

10

5

25

20

20

20

20

20

Knowsley

20

25

35

30

40

30

25

30

25

Lancashire

355

290

265

245

195

190

155

160

160

Liverpool

220

185

160

175

140

90

110

95

85

Manchester

135

125

155

200

235

265

270

250

225

Oldham

60

50

50

45

45

45

45

45

45

Rochdale

35

25

15

25

35

45

35

40

35

Salford

125

130

110

105

100

110

105

95

90

Sefton

65

75

85

120

85

70

65

60

55

St. Helens

55

45

60

45

50

45

45

30

25

Stockport

75

85

65

50

55

55

45

50

50

Tameside

20

25

30

40

40

40

30

30

25

Trafford

30

45

60

45

35

30

25

25

25

Warrington

15

20

15

10

15

15

15

10

10

Wigan

40

30

35

45

60

55

60

50

60

Wirral

35

60

65

95

95

110

75

65

50

Yorkshire and the Humber

1,080

930

950

880

850

810

800

780

780

Barnsley

65

45

55

55

45

40

40

25

30

Bradford

115

85

105

105

100

95

115

105

110

Calderdale

45

30

35

25

35

40

40

50

45

Doncaster

85

105

75

60

55

60

60

55

60

East Riding of Yorkshire

45

40

40

40

40

40

30

35

20

Kingston upon Hull, City of

125

95

105

85

65

55

55

50

50

Kirklees

70

55

65

65

45

40

40

50

55

Leeds

185

165

165

145

170

155

155

150

155

North East Lincolnshire

35

25

20

20

30

25

20

25

20

North Lincolnshire

30

30

25

25

35

25

25

20

20

North Yorkshire

20

20

40

45

45

50

45

45

40

Rotherham

35

40

60

45

25

35

30

30

30

Sheffield

130

100

95

95

90

95

95

85

85

Wakefield

55

60

35

45

45

40

35

35

35

York

35

35

30

25

20

20

10

10

15

East Midlands

520

480

470

490

470

490

480

490

500

Derby

70

60

65

60

50

55

55

55

55

Derbyshire

80

70

55

35

65

70

75

75

70

Leicester

40

30

15

35

55

45

40

45

45

Leicestershire

30

25

40

60

45

55

50

55

55

Lincolnshire

60

50

55

60

75

80

65

65

50

Northamptonshire

105

100

105

85

70

65

85

85

100

Nottingham

65

90

85

90

60

65

65

65

70

Nottinghamshire

60

55

50

55

50

55

45

45

50

Rutland

0

0

0

0

West Midlands

910

840

850

980

920

930

970

1,070

1,070

Birmingham

335

280

305

335

280

270

310

355

380

Coventry

40

45

50

55

55

60

65

80

75

Dudley

50

35

30

50

50

60

60

60

60

Herefordshire

30

30

25

20

10

10

15

20

20

Sandwell

30

40

50

55

55

55

65

55

40

Shropshire

35

25

30

45

25

30

35

35

35

Solihull

40

30

40

40

35

40

50

80

105

Staffordshire

100

85

75

115

105

90

100

100

95

Stoke-on-Trent

45

50

65

80

60

70

65

70

60

Telford and Wrekin

35

40

30

25

40

45

35

40

35

Walsall

45

60

60

45

65

60

45

45

40

Warwickshire

20

15

15

30

35

35

25

20

20

Wolverhampton

50

45

30

50

40

50

45

40

45

Worcestershire

60

65

45

45

60

60

60

60

60

East of England

750

740

770

780

780

770

770

700

700

Bedfordshire

65

60

60

55

85

70

60

45

35

Cambridgeshire

40

45

55

45

50

55

80

75

75

Essex

195

175

190

210

200

175

175

160

175

Hertfordshire

145

150

125

125

140

135

140

150

145

Luton

30

35

40

35

40

35

35

35

30

Norfolk

130

115

145

135

110

135

120

115

110

Peterborough

25

30

35

25

35

60

45

40

30

Southend-on-Sea

25

30

30

35

30

35

35

20

20

Suffolk

65

70

70

75

70

60

.60

50

55

Thurrock

25

30

25

30

20

15

15

15

20

London

1,960

2,110

2,090

2,000

2,250

2,170

2,040

1,910

1,790

Inner London

1,070

1,130

1,070

990

1,150

1,170

1,060

940

790

Camden

50

65

60

60

65

70

60

50

50

City Of London

0

0

0

0

10

15

15

15

5

Hackney

60

60

65

60

50

45

50

50

35

Hammersmith and Fulham

45

50

60

50

85

80

65

65

65

Haringey

75

120

160

130

140

140

120

105

95

Islington

170

155

125

115

130

130

90

75

30

Kensington and Chelsea

65

65

45

50

35

35

55

40

45

Lambeth

255

250

200

145

125

145

180

120

75

Lewisham

100

135

120

140

175

150

110

105

95

Newham

40

50

60

85

90

80

60

80

80

Southward

95

60

55

75

75

85

95

90

85

Tower Hamlets

60

50

55

45

70

90

80

60

55

Wandsworth

35

45

35

10

35

25

20

35

35

Westminster

20

30

30

20

60

75

55

40

35

Outer London

890

980

1,010

1,010

1,100

990

980

970

1,000

Barking and Dagenham

60

90

105

85

30

25

30

30

35

Barnet

40

45

65

80

60

70

55

55

55

Bexley

25

20

15

25

10

15

15

10

10

Brent

55

60

90

70

85

100

110

95

75

Bromley

55

75

100

85

65

50

45

40

40

Croydon

50

60

75

100

160

115

150

225

300

Ealing

110

90

70

80

65

50

55

60

50

Enfield

65

65

50

60

60

30

20

25

15

Greenwich

60

80

90

100

105

80

70

70

70

Harrow

25

35

30

25

45

40

40

40

30

Havering

30

25

25

35

35

40

40

25

25

Hillingdon

90

65

60

45

70

60

65

45

50

Hounslow

70

65

50

50

70

75

65

50

70

Kingston upon Thames

35

25

30

25

20

25

30

20

15

Merton

20

30

10

15

25

25

20

15

20

Redbridge

25

25

25

20

30

30

25

45

30

Richmond upon Thames

15

40

40

30

25

25

20

15

10

Sutton

20

20

10

20

25

20

20

15

15

Waltham Forest

40

60

65

65

120

105

105

75

85

South East

920

990

990

910

990

1,030

990

930

1,100

Bracknell Forest

30

25

20

15

15

15

20

20

15

Brighton and Hove

25

45

50

40

35

35

40

45

40

Buckinghamshire

50

55

45

45

60

55

55

60

65

East Sussex

30

30

45

45

45

35

35

35

35

Hampshire

125

135

115

130

135

130

140

140

125

Isle of Wight

5

5

10

10

10

15

15

Kent

110

170

150

130

140

190

150

85

240

Medway Towns

20

30

30

30

20

15

15

15

20

Milton Keynes

45

30

35

35

30

35

40

40

40

Oxfordshire

70

70

60

55

60

60

45

45

50

Portsmouth

35

35

55

40

35

35

30

30

35

Reading

50

35

30

30

20

20

20

20

20

Slough

25

30

20

20

15

30

35

40

30

Southampton

20

15

30

20

30

35

30

30

25

Surrey

125

130

140

125

155

170

140

135

140

West Berkshire

30

20

15

15

15

20

20

15

15

West Sussex

85

90

120

90

130

115

130

115

150

Windsor and Maidenhead

20

25

20

25

20

15

15

25

20

Wokingham

25

20

15

15

10

15

20

25

15

South West

570

580

590

620

630

630

570

580

570

Bath and North East Somerset

5

15

20

25

20

15

10

15

5

Bournemouth

35

35

40

30

30

30

30

25

30

Bristol, City of

75

50

60

75

85

80

70

70

65

Cornwall

70

80

75

70

65

60

60

65

55

Devon

75

70

75

100

85

80

95

105

110

Dorset

20

25

15

20

35

40

40

40

35

Gloucestershire

65

70

75

70

65

55

35

40

35

Isles Of Scilly

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Somerset

15

20

10

10

15

10

10

10

5

Plymouth

35

40

30

30

45

35

25

25

20

Poole

15

15

15

25

15

15

10

10

10

Somerset

85

75

65

50

60

75

65

70

65

South Gloucestershire

20

15

15

20

30

30

25

25

25

Swindon

15

20

30

30

15

25

25

15

15

Torbay

15

15

15

25

25

15

15

20

20

Wiltshire

30

25

45

35

45

55

60

50

60

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

2. Children in residential care include children looked after and placed in secure unit, children placed in homes and hostels subject to children’s homes regulations, children placed in residential accommodation (hostels and supportive residential settings) not subject to children’s homes regulations, children placed in residential settings and children in all residential schools, except where dual-registered as a school and children’s home.

3. Figures are taken from the SSDA903 return which for 2000 to 2003 have been derived from the one third sample, while figures for 2004 to 2008 cover all children looked after.

4. Rounding and suppression—to ensure that no individual can be identified from statistical tables, we use conventions for rounding and suppression of very small numbers. England totals have been rounded to the nearest 100 if they exceed 1,000 and to the nearest 10 otherwise. Regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. All other numbers have been rounded to the nearest five, and numbers from one to five inclusive have been suppressed, being replaced in the published table by a hyphen (—).

Source:

SSDA 903