HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c159W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many current cases there are of statutory child care; how many are not supervised by local authority social workers; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Particulars of the number of children in the care of local authorities under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, the Child Care Act 1980, and other legislation are published in the document "Children in Care in England and Wales", copies of which are available in the Library. Particulars of the numbers of children on child protection registers—some of whom are also in the care of local authorities—are contained in the "Survey of Children and Young Persons on Child Protection Registers", copies of which are also available in the Library. Information is not collected centrally about the numbers of child care cases not supervised by local authority social workers.

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