Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

Official Statistics - CLA on 31 March by school stability - LA

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Local authority level data for children looked after on 31 March each year, by number of school moves during the year and previous two years (school stability). 

This file was added in April 2024. Data in the file is based on CLA data matched to the school census.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percentage
Filters
  • CLA group
  • Move Measure
  • Number of moves
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codela_namenew_la_codecla_groupmove_measureschool_stabilitynumberpercentage
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 2 years on 31 MarchAny movesTotal children45940100
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 2 years on 31 MarchAny movesWith one or more moves during the previous 2 years920020
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 2 years on 31 MarchMid-year movesTotal children45940100
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 2 years on 31 MarchMid-year movesWith one or more mid-year moves during the previous 2 years655014
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA on 31 MarchAny movesTotal children52970100

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
cla_groupCLA group
move_measureMove Measure
numberNumber
percentagePercentage
school_stabilityNumber of moves

Footnotes

  1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Rates 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. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. 
  2. Percentages have been 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. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. 
  3. Includes children looked after on 31 March each year who are of school age and have been matched to the school census. See methodology document for further information.
  4. Includes children looked after on 31 March each year who also spent at least one day in care in the previous year ending 31 March, who are of school age and have been matched to the school census. See methodology document for further information.
  5. 'Any moves' is the number of times a child moves school (or from no school to a school) between 1 April and 31 March, excluding any moves prior to the date on which the child first entered care during the year.
  6. 'Mid-year moves' is the number of times a child moves school (or from no school to a school) between 1 April and 31 March, excluding the period 1 August to 30 September, and excluding any moves prior to the date on which the child first entered care during the year.
  7. 'Any moves' is the number of times a child moves school (or from no school to a school) between 1 April of the previous year ending 31 March and 31 March of the relevant year, excluding any moves prior to the date on which the child first entered care during the previous 2 years.
  8. 'Mid-year moves' is the number of times a child moves school (or from no school to a school) between  1 April of the previous year ending 31 March and 31 March of the relevant year, excluding the period 1 August to 30 September of both years, and excluding any moves prior to the date on which the child first entered care during the previous 2 years.
  9. Excludes expected transitions from one school phase to another, for example primary school to secondary school at age 11.
  10. The summer census in 2020 was not carried out due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore it has not been possible to produce data for 2020, and 2021 data excludes children aged 15 at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year.
  11. The summer census in 2020 was not carried out due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore it has not been possible to produce data for 2020, 2022 data excludes children aged 15 at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year, and 2021 data excludes children aged 14 at the beginning of the 2019/20 academic year.

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