Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

17-21 year old care leavers by whether their accommodation is suitable - LA

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Local authority level data on care leavers, aged 17 to 21, by whether their accommodation is deemed to be suitable. 

For some local authorities, 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
  • Age
  • Suitability of accommodation
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsAccommodation considered not suitable4704
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsAccommodation considered suitable1209091
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsNo information7906
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsSuitability total13350100
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England19 to 21 yearsAccommodation considered not suitable19506

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
accommodation_suitabilitySuitability of accommodation


  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. Accommodation suitable/not suitable figures also exclude young people who have gone abroad, been deported or their residence is not know as in these cases the suitability of the accommodation will be unknown. This means the total of care leavers in this table will be slightly lower than the total in the care leaver accommodation table. Regulation 9(2) of the Care Leavers Regulations defines what is meant by 'Suitable accommodation'. 'No information' includes young people whose accommodation is not known because either the local authority is not in touch, or the young person has refused contact or no longer requires services.
  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.

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