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On November 20, 2008 the British Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) issued an annual report signed by her majesty's chief inpector Christine Gilbert (pdf). It shows on page 73 that 59,500 children are "cared for" by local authorities and on page 69 that 282 children died in the period 1 April 2007 to 31 August 2008. If the 282 are all from the "cared for" population, that gives a death rate in care of 334 per hundred thousand child-years, 11.9 times the parental care rate.

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