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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Foster Care: Care Leavers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual cost is of the Government's policy Staying put, arrangements for care leavers aged 18 and above to stay on with former foster carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck remove filter
star this property uin 9411 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>In the year ending 31 March 2016, there were 1,230 care leavers who had ceased to be looked after from a foster placement on their 18th birthday and were still living with their former foster carers aged 19 or 20.</p><p>Experimental statistics<sup>1</sup> show that in the year ending 31 March 2016 there were 1,440 similar care leavers aged 18 who were living with former foster carers.</p><p>These figures and related information can be found in Tables F1b and F1d in the statistical first release <em>Children looked after in England including adoption: 2015 to 2016 </em>at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2015-to-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2015-to-2016</a>.</p><p>The Department for Education is providing £22.85m to local authorities to fund Staying Put arrangements during 2017-18. The new care leaver strategy, <em>Keep on Caring</em>, published in July 2016 at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keep-on-caring-supporting-young-people-from-care-to-independence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keep-on-caring-supporting-young-people-from-care-to-independence</a>, confirmed that we will continue to provide funding to local authorities to implement Staying Put through to 2019-20.</p><ol><li>Information on 18 year old care leavers was collected for the first time in 2016. Analysis suggests that some local authorities have not provided data for around 11% of all 18 year olds. Therefore this data has been published as experimental statistics and should be treated with caution.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 9410 remove filter
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less than 2017-09-12T16:44:14.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:44:14.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this