Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Children looked after during the year and at 31 March for at least 12 months by characteristics

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Children looked after at any time during the year, and those looked after continuously for at least 12 months at 31 March, by age, ethnicity, gender and placement type. Data formerly in table B1.

Footnotes:

1. 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. Age at the end of the latest episode of care, or at 31 March if child is still looked after.

3. Placements relate to the total number of placements made for each looked after child during the year ending 31 March. For example, if a child has been placed in a foster placement, with parents and also in a residential care homes they will appear three times in these figures - once in each category. If a child has had 2 foster placements and 1 placement in a residential care home, they will be counted once under foster care and once under residential care. For children looked after continuously for 12 months only the placement at 31 March is counted.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
Filters
  • Population group
  • Type of characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameCLA_grouppopulation_groupcharacteristicNumber
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAgegroupAge 1 to 417180
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAgegroupAge 10 to 1535270
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAgegroupAge 16 and over31960
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAgegroupAge 5 to 918010
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAgegroupAge under 16210

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicType of characteristic - Select characteristic
CLA_groupPopulation group - Select CLA population
NumberNumber

Footnotes

  1. 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. Age at the end of the latest episode of care, or at 31 March if child is still looked after.
  3. Placements relate to the total number of placements made for each looked after child during the year ending 31 March. For example, if a child has been placed in a foster placement, with parents and also in a residential care homes they will appear three times in these figures - once in each category. If a child has had 2 foster placements and 1 placement in a residential care home, they will be counted once under foster care and once under residential care. For children looked after continuously for 12 months only the placement at 31 March is counted.

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