§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has regarding the number of children(a) on the child protection register, (b) in care in local authority accommodation and (c) in foster placements in respect of each regional and islands authority at the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 20 March 1991]: Information from child protection registers maintained by social work departments is not held centrally. The most recent available information about the accommodation of children in care or under supervision is published in table 4 of statistical bulletin No. CC13/1990 "Children in Care or Under Supervision as at 31 March 1989". This publication is available in the House Library.191W
Community Residential Responsible social work authority At home Relatives/ friends Foster parents Other1 Total Local authority home Voluntary home Residential school Special school Assessment centre Other2 Total Grand total SCOTLAND Total 6,262 594 2,560 257 9,673 1,139 170 559 136 158 202 2,364 12,037 Per cent. 52 5 21 2 80 9 1 5 1 1 2 20 100 1 Includes private lodgings and prospective adopters. 2 Includes hospitals, hostels and other forms of residential accommodation not elsewhere specified.