Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA who were adopted and who were the subject of a special guardianship order - LA

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Local authority level data for children ceasing to be looked after through an adoption or a special guardianship order. 

Adoption figures are split by:

  • adoption - application unopposed
  • adoption - consent dispensed with

Special guardianship order figures are split by:

  • made to former foster carer, relative or friend
  • made to  former foster carer, other than relative or friend
  • made to carer, other than former foster carer, relative or friend
  • made to carer, other than former foster carer, other than relative or friend

For some local authorities, such as Kent or Croydon, the figures may be impacted by significant numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percentage
Filters
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codela_namenew_la_codecla_groupcharacteristicnumberpercentage
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAdoptedAdopted - application unopposed166058
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAdoptedAdopted - consent dispensed with121042
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAdoptedTotal2870100
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship order made to carer, other than former foster carer, other than relative or friend802
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship order made to carer, other than former foster carer, who was/are a relative or friend91024

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic
numberNumber
percentagePercentage

Footnotes

  1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. See the methodology document for further information. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication.
  2. In 2019 the detail collected for the status of special guardianship order was changed. As such, figures for the status of special guardianship orders from 2019 onwards are not comparable to earlier figures.

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