Ann Coffey – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ann Coffey on 2015-11-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children have committed criminal offences in the last three years; what the (a) age and (b) gender was of each such child; what offence was committed in each such case; and what distance away from home each child had been placed when the offence was committed.

Edward Timpson

The numbers of looked after children who were convicted or subject to a final warning or reprimand in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by age and gender is published in Table 4 of the statistical first release ‘Outcomes for Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England as at 31 March 2014’ at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-local-authorities.

The Department for Education does not collect information on the type of offence committed or the location of each child at the time of the offence.