David T. C. Davies – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David T. C. Davies on 2016-10-21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in local authority care are awaiting placement with foster parents.

Edward Timpson

The Department for Education does not collect this information. If any children are awaiting placement with foster carers, that information will be kept at local authority level. As at March 2015 there were 73,845 approved foster carers in England.