HC Deb 31 March 1977 vol 929 cc229-30W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of the percentage of children who have been taken into care at any time from birth to age 16 years over the last 16 years, or other period for which figures are available, in each of the boroughs of London, respectively; and what the number of children was in the latest available year in each borough, respectively.

Mr. Moyle

The information is not available to make a reasonable estimate of the percentage of children admitted to care between birth and 16 years of age in each of the London boroughs. The total numbers of children of all ages admitted to care in each Borough in the 12 months ending 31st March 1976—excluding those admitted on remand or interim care orders—are given below. Children admitted to care on more than one occasion will have been recorded more than once.

Number of Children admitted to Care (excluding interim and remand) during year 1st April 1975 to 31st March 1976
Camden 263
Greenwich 233
Hackney 268
Hammersmith 399
Islington 329
Kensington 302
Lambeth 859
Lewisham 657
Southwark 790
Tower Hamlets 520
Wandsworth 601
Westminster 333
City of London 3
Barking 216
Barnet 134
Bexley 179
Brent 511
Bromley 334
Croydon 379
Ealing 187
Enfield 161
Haringey 405
Harrow 120
Havering 216
Hillingdon 187
Hounslow 211
Kingston-upon-Thames 136
Merton 163
Newham 273
Redbridge 229
Richmond-upon-Thames 125
Sutton 119
Waltham Forest 214