On 7th October 2020, Rehman submitted the following written question:
"To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children were living in placements outside their local authority (a) from 1 April 2020 to 1 September 2020 and (b) in the same period in 2019."
Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, provided the following response on 15 October:
"This information is currently not available.
The latest figures on children looked after in England and on children missing from care or placed in out of area placements relates to the year ending 31 March 2019 are published in the statistical release, ‘Children Looked after in England including adoptions 2018-19’, which is available here:
Figures for the reporting year ending 31 March 2020 will be published later this year."