Looked After ChildrenThursday, 12 July 2018
How many times have Looked after Children (children in care) staying in residential placements under the care of your respective councils, run away from their accommodation in the last 10 years? In how many of these instances were police involved in helping to locate the child? Can you please clarify in each case if the child was reported missing? For each case, how long was the child missing for? What age was the youngest child who went missing? The oldest?
Can you please break down the figures year by year and, if possible, by month? Can you please endeavour to provide the most up to date figures possible?
In total, how many Looked after Children are currently cared for in residential placements by your council? How many Looked after Children is your local authority responsible for in total? (i.e. those cared for at home/ by a relative etc)
Please see the information requested attached.