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Written Questions: Government Responses

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to answer Questions (a) 203546 and (b) 203547 on adoption, tabled by the hon. Member for Southend West on 29 April 2008; what the reason is for the time taken to answer in each case; and if he will make a statement. [216327]

Kevin Brennan: I have been asked to reply.

Information about the numbers of children who have adoption as part of their plan is not collected centrally.

Data on the age at adoption of children looked after who were adopted during the years ending 31 March, 2003-2007, are shown below in Table 1. Data on the numbers of children looked after adopted during the years ending 31 March, 2003-2007, by local authority area has been placed in the House of Commons Library (Table LAE1).

The information is taken from Tables E1 and LAE1 of the Statistical First Release (SFR 27/2007) entitled Children Looked After in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2007. The SFR is located at

Table 1 can be found within the additional information Excel tables supplementing SFR27/2007 on the website. Table LAE1 can be found within the second set of 32 additional tables.

Table 1 Looked after children adopted during the years ending 31 March by age at adoption 2003 to 2007( 1)
Number Percentage

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

All children looked after adopted1

3,500

3,800

3,800

3,700

3,300

100

100

100

100

100

Age at adoption (years)

3,500

3,800

3,800

3,700

3,300

100

100

100

100

100

Under 1

220

220

210

200

150

6

6

6

5

5

1 to 4

2,200

2,200

2,300

2,400

2,100

62

58

62

64

64

5 to 9

960

1,100

1,100

950

880

27

30

28

26

27

10 to 15

180

210

160

180

160

5

6

4

5

5

16 and over

10

20

20

20

10

0

0

0

0

0

(1) SSDA903 return on children looked after.
(2). Historical data may differ from older publications. This is mainly due to the implementation of amendments and corrections sent by some local authorities after the publication date of previous materials.


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Table LAE1: Children looked after who were adopted during the years ending 31 March 2003 to 2007( 1)
Numbers

2003 2004 2005 2006( 2) 2007( 2)

England

3,500

3,800

3,800

3,700

3,300

North East

260

230

280

250

240

Darlington

5

5

20

Durham

30

25

30

45

40

Gateshead

15

25

25

20

20

Hartlepool

10

5

5

5

Middlesbrough

25

20

30

20

15

Newcastle Upon Tyne

40

30

40

35

20

North Tyneside

30

15

25

15

25

Northumberland

20

15

25

15

20

Redcar and Cleveland

15

15

5

15

10

South Tyneside

15

30

30

30

30

Stockton-On-Tees

10

15

15

15

15

Sunderland

35

35

45

25

25

North West

550

570

620

620

490

Blackburn with Darwen

10

25

25

20

10

Blackpool

45

25

20

20

35

Bolton

20

15

20

20

25

Bury

20

30

15

20

20

Cheshire

25

15

30

35

10

Cumbria

30

50

45

50

25

Halton

5

10

15

5

15

Knowsley

15

15

20

20

15

Lancashire

60

55

85

85

75

Liverpool

65

55

70

30

20

Manchester

80

60

80

60

55

Oldham

20

20

15

15

20

Rochdale

10

20

20

20

30

Salford

25

35

35

40

20

Sefton

15

20

25

35

15

St Helens

15

20

15

15

10

Stockport

10

20

25

25

20

Tameside

20

20

20

25

10

Trafford

10

10

10

15

-

Warrington

15

10

10

10

Wigan

15

10

15

35

20

Wirral

20

25

15

25

20

Yo rkshire and the Humber

440

460

490

440

390

Barnsley

20

15

25

15

20

Bradford

50

55

55

65

45

Calderdale

10

10

20

25

20

Doncaster

35

35

50

20

35

East Riding of Yorkshire

15

10

15

20

25

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

30

35

45

30

30

Kirklees

30

35

20

40

25

Leeds

75

80

80

55

65

North East Lincolnshire

20

15

30

20

10

North Lincolnshire

10

-

10

10

5

North Yorkshire

30

20

25

25

20

Rotherham

30

30

25

30

15

Sheffield

50

70

45

50

50

Wakefield

25

20

25

30

20

York

10

20

20

10

10

East Midlands

330

350

340

340

230

Derby

35

30

20

35

25

Derbyshire

50

40

35

35

20

Leicester

45

35

45

25

30

Leicestershire

15

25

30

20

15

Lincolnshire

65

35

55

80

35

Northamptonshire

40

55

55

60

40

Nottingham

40

55

35

55

30

Nottinghamshire

45

75

55

35

30

Rutland

0

0

West Midlands

410

420

410

390

370

Birmingham

140

130

110

105

65

Coventry

35

40

30

20

15

Dudley

20

15

15

20

25

Herefordshire

10

10

15

15

Sandwell

20

15

20

25

30

Shropshire

10

20

15

15

Solihull

10

5

15

5

15

Staffordshire

50

40

30

45

40

Stoke-On-Trent

30

20

40

20

30

Telford and Wrekin

10

10

15

15

10

Walsall

25

25

35

40

45

Warwickshire

20

25

25

20

30

Wolverhampton

15

25

25

25

40

Worcestershire

20

40

20

20

25

East of England

310

360

340

370

380

Bedfordshire

25

25

15

20

20

Cambridgeshire

15

20

20

25

25

Essex

90

75

110

90

75

Hertfordshire

45

70

45

60

60

Luton

15

40

15

25

20

Norfolk

40

40

45

60

50

Peterborough

25

20

10

20

15

Southend-on-Sea

10

5

10

15

20

Suffolk

35

55

60

50

75

Thurrock

10

15

15

5

15

London

480

570

520

530

490

Inner London

240

300

250

300

260

Camden

20

20

10

15

5

City of London

0

0

0

0

-

Hackney

15

30

25

25

30

Hammersmith and Fulham

15

20

15

10

15

Haringey

10

15

15

20

15

Islington

30

20

20

35

25

Kensington and Chelsea

10

15

10

10

15

Lambeth

15

20

20

30

15

Lewisham

20

35

15

35

15

Newham

20

25

30

15

25

Southwark

35

35

30

20

20

Tower Hamlets

15

25

15

25

35

Wandsworth

15

20

15

35

20

Westminster

15

20

25

20

20

Outer London

240

270

270

230

230

Barking and Dagenham

15

15

20

15

Barnet

20

15

15

10

10

Bexley

10

15

15

5

5

Brent

10

15

10

10

10

Bromley

20

10

25

15

15

Croydon

20

30

10

15

15

Ealing

25

25

25

20

20

Enfield

5

15

15

15

15

Greenwich

40

35

40

15

20

Harrow

5

10

-

5

-

Havering

10

10

10

5

10

Hillingdon

15

15

10

10

15

Hounslow

25

10

25

20

30

Kingston Upon Thames

5

Merton

5

10

10

10

10

Redbridge

10

10

10

5

Richmond Upon Thames

10

10

10

Sutton

0

10

10

10

Waltham Forest

15

10

10

15

South East

500

510

510

450

420

Bracknell Forest

Brighton and Hove

20

30

25

35

30

Buckinghamshire

20

25

20

10

10

East Sussex

50

40

40

40

40

Hampshire

40

50

70

50

50

Isle of Wight

10

5

10

Kent

110

135

115

95

90

Medway Towns

25

25

25

30

20

Milton Keynes

10

15

20

10

20

Oxfordshire

30

25

35

30

15

Portsmouth

10

15

10

10

10

Reading

15

10

10

20

10

Slough

15

10

5

10

15

Southampton

30

30

25

15

20

Surrey

50

45

45

50

40

West Berkshire

10

5

10

West Sussex

40

40

40

20

35

Windsor and Maidenhead

10

Wokingham

0

South West

270

290

270

290

300

Bath and North East Somerset

5

10

Bournemouth

15

15

10

5

15

Bristol, City of

45

30

30

25

25

Cornwall

35

35

35

35

50

Devon

35

30

35

40

30

Dorset

15

15

10

15

10

Gloucestershire

30

25

20

30

25

Isles Of Scilly

0

0

0

0

0

North Somerset

15

15

10

10

Plymouth

20

25

35

35

35

Poole

10

10

5

Somerset

20

30

20

35

30

South Gloucestershire

10

10

Swindon

10

20

15

20

15

Torbay

15

10

15

10

Wiltshire

20

20

15

10

15

(1) Historical data may differ from older publications. This is mainly due to the implementation of amendments and corrections sent by some local authorities after the publication date of previous materials.
(2) Special guardianship orders came into force on 30 December 2005.
Source:
SSDA903 return on children looked after.

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