HC Deb 17 March 1983 vol 39 cc245-6W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many place of safety orders have been taken out in England each year since 1978; and whether these figures include orders taken out other than by local authorities and orders in which the children concerned are not accommodated in local authority accommodation.

Mr. Newton

[pursuant to his reply, 10 March 1983, c. 482]: I regret that information regarding the number of place of safety orders taken out annually is not available centrally. The table gives the numbers of children in England reported by local authorities as having been removed to a place of safety in the year ended 31 March. The manner of their accommodation is not specified in the return.

Number of Children (thousands)
1978 5.5
1979 5.8
1980 6.7
1981 6.2
1982 6.3

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