Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA who were the subject of a special guardianship order during the year - NATIONAL

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Children looked after who were the subject of a special guardianship order (SGO) in the year, by gender, age group at SGO, age at starting final period of care, primary need, ethnicity, duration of final period of care and final legal status. 

Data formerly in table E5.

Note: Age group at SGO and age at starting final period of care include an average age value; duration of final period of care includes an average duration. These values are in the 'Number' indicator but are in the format (years:month).


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
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecla_groupcharacteristicnumberpercentage
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at special guardianship order1 to 4 years148038
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at special guardianship order10 to 15 years87022
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at special guardianship order16 years and over1203
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at special guardianship order5 to 9 years98025
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at special guardianship orderAverage age (years:months)06:04z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic
numberNumber
percentagePercentage

Footnotes

  1. Period of care refers to a continuous period of being looked after, which may include more than one placement or legal status.
  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.
  3. 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.
  4. Category of need is the main category of the eight “need codes” at the time the child started to be looked after.

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