Children in Care: Travellers:Written question - HL2867

Asked on: 31 October 2016
Department for Education
Children in Care: Travellers
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Gypsy and Traveller children were taken into care in 2015 and how this compares with the general population.
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Answered by: Lord Nash
Answered on: 09 November 2016

In the year ending 31 March 2016, 32,050 children started to be looked after, of which 210 had an ethnic origin of Gypsy/Roma or Traveller of Irish heritage.

The comparable figures for the year ending 31 March 2015, were 31,340 children starting to be looked after, of which 240 were of Gypsy/Roma or Traveller of Irish Heritage ethnic origin.

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