HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 cc753-4W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of children taken into care in 1981, 1982 and 1983, respectively, was due to the child being in physical danger either by assault or by neglect.

Mr. Newton

The information is not available centrally in the form requested. However, I would draw the attention of my hon. Friend to table 6 of "Children in Care in England and Wales", March 1981, a copy of which is in the Library. This report to Parliament provides a breakdown of the circumstances in which children are admitted to care.