Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA ceasing during the year by characteristics - LA

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Local authority level data for children who ceased to be looked after during the year by:

  • age group
  • gender
  • reason episode ceased.

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

Children's social care
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number
  • Percentage
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing1 to 4 years636021
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing10 to 15 years436014
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing16 years13605
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing17 years15805
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing18 years and over1116037

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description


  1. Only the last occasion on which a child ceased to be looked after in the year has been counted.
  2. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. 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.

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