Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

LA - Accommodation of care leavers

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Local authority level data on care leavers aged 17 to 21, by accommodation type (as measured on or around their birthday).


1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. 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.

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. Accommodated with parents or relatives is likely to be an under count - if a young person's former foster carer is a relative they should be recorded as accommodated with their former foster carer.

4. For some local authorities, such as Kent, 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 of leavers
  • Percentage of leavers by accommodation type
  • Accommodation type
  • Age at end
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Bed and breakfast10~
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Community home4504
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Deportedcc
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Emergency accommodation40~
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Foyers4003

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
accommodation_typeAccommodation type
age_endAge at end
number_of_leaversNumber of leavers
percentage_of_leaversPercentage of leavers by accommodation type


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