The number of newborns subject to Section 31 care proceedings within one week of birth for each year 2008-2018.
None. Newborns are granted temporary care orders under Section 38 of the Childrens Act 1989. We do not hold any information about Section 31’s granted in the first week of a newborns life.
Detail the provision for these babies, e.g. foster care, NHS trust, relative, parent. Detail the number of newborns subject to Section 31 care proceedings in each of the 10 years requested, including type of provision.
Please refer to the response to the first question.