The latest figures on the numbers and percentage of children subject to Child Protection Plans or placed on the Child Protection Register were published in a Statistical First Release (SFR) 24/2008 Referrals, Assessments and Children and Young People who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan, EnglandYear ending 31 March 2008 on 16 September 2008. A copy of this release is available on my Departments website:
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childrens homes there were in each local authority area of England on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many places in such homes were available in each local authority area. 
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majestys Chief Inspector, for a response.
The table attached displays the number of childrens homes and the maximum number of registered places available within the geographical boundaries of each of the local authorities in England. I should emphasise that these are the number of homes geographically located in each area i.e. the figures include private and voluntary run homes. These figures were taken from data available at 30 September 2008 and only include children's homes which were active at that point in time. No registered places data were available for five out of the 1976 childrens homes (0.25%) and these are noted in the table below.
A copy of this reply has been sent to Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families, and will be placed in the library of both Houses.
|Childrens homes providers and registered number of places for local authorities at the end of September 2008
|Childrens homes end of September 2008
|Maximum places end of September 2008
|Childrens homes without data on places at end of September 2008