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Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the number of adopted children under the age of 18 in each local authority area. (295515)

Information on looked-after children can be found in our publication “Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2008”, which is available on the Department’s website at:

Table LAE1, which is located within the third set of additional excel tables, gives a breakdown, by local authority, of the number of looked-after children who were adopted during the years ending 31 March 2004 to 2008. Information for the year ending 31 March 2009 will be published in December.

Our publication covers only looked-after children who were adopted. Information for all children that were adopted in England and Wales is published by the Office for National Statistics and is available from their website at: asp?vlnk=15049