Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

17-21 year old care leaver activity by ethnicity and placement - NATIONAL

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Care leavers, aged 17 to 21, by activity (as measured on or around their birthday). 

Activity figures split by ethnicity, and by last placement when the young person ceased to be looked after.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percentage
Filters
  • Age of the care leaver
  • Care leaver activity
  • Characteristic
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameage_groupcla_groupcharacteristicactivity_typenumberpercentage
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England18 yearsPlacement on ceasing careFoster placementsTotal care leavers3950100
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England21 yearsPlacement on ceasing careFoster placementsEducation other than higher education53014
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England21 yearsPlacement on ceasing careFoster placementsHigher education i.e. studies beyond A level49013
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England21 yearsPlacement on ceasing careFoster placementsIn an apprenticeship1103
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England21 yearsPlacement on ceasing careFoster placementsIn training or employmentzz

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
activity_typeCare leaver activity
age_groupAge of the care leaver
characteristicCharacteristic
numberNumber
percentagePercentage

Footnotes

  1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication. However, users looking for a longer time series may wish to check for the equivalent table in earlier releases of this publication. Figures exclude young people who were looked after under an agreed series of short term placements, those who have died since leaving care, those who have returned home to parents or someone with parental responsibility for a continuous period of at least 6 months and those whose care was transferred to another local authority. Figures for the number of care leavers who have died each year can be found in the methodology document. 
  2. 'Local authority not in touch' excludes young people where activity information is known, as a third party provided it even though the local authority is not directly in touch with the young person.
  3. In touch, activity and accommodation information for 17-21 year old care leavers relates to contact around their birthday. 
  4. Figures for 2023 exclude Barnsley who were unable to provide data in time for publication.
  5. Around 69% of care leavers aged 18-21 years old and 59% of care leavers aged 17 years old were in their final placement for at least 6 months (2023 data). Users of this information on last placement should take this into consideration when drawing conclusions from this data.

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