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Children in Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL10276, tabled on 12 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the total population was ever in local authority care as children.

Answered on

25 November 2020

The information requested is not held by the department.

Information of the current number of children in care, as a proportion of the child population, is published in table A1 of the statistical release ‘National tables: children Looked after in England including adoption 2018 to 19’: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2018-to-2019.

Figures for the reporting year ending 31 March 2020 will be published later this year.