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Children in Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 75067, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 August 2021 to Question 41094 on Children in Care, if he will publish the data on how many looked after children from England are placed outside of England, by the country where they are placed.

Answered on

23 November 2021

For looked after children placed outside England, figures held centrally can only be broken down as being placed in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or outside the UK.

I refer the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn to the answer given on 7 September 2021 to Question 41093. These are the latest available figures.

Statistics on children looked after in 2020/21 are available here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoptions/2021.