HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c129W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children's homes in England are(a) open and (b) closed and which are under investigation for possible child abuse.[118923]

Margaret Hodge

I have been asked to reply

As of 30 September 2003, there are 1,141 children's homes registered with the National Care Standards Commission and an additional 920 applications to register are being processed. 57 children's homes have been de-registered.

Information is not collected centrally on the number of children's homes in England that are under investigation for possible child abuse.

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