Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Children looked after at 31 March by placement type, distance and locality of placement

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Children looked after at 31 March each year by distance between home and placement, by placement type and by locality of placement (placed 20 miles or less from home, or more than 20 miles from home). Data formerly in table A4.

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. Placement locality denotes whether or not the placement is within the geographical boundary of the responsible LA. 

3. Living independently includes children in residential employment. Other includes placement in residential schools and other placements. 

4. Distance is the distance in miles between the child's home and placement. In some cases this is not known, for example UASC, or not recorded for confidentiality reasons, for example some children placed for adoption.


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
  • Type of placement
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameCLA_groupcharacteristicNumberPercentage
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll placements1.i Placed inside the LA boundary, 20 miles or less from home4080051
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll placements1.ii Placed outside the LA boundary, 20 miles or less from home1784022
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll placements2.i Placed inside the LA boundary, more than 20 miles from home34504
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll placements2.ii Placed outside the LA boundary, more than 20 miles from home1252016
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll placementsDistance not Known or not recorded54807

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristiccharacteristic
CLA_groupType of placement
NumberNumber
PercentagePercentage

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. Placement locality denotes whether or not the placement is within the geographical boundary of the responsible LA.
  3. Living independently includes children in residential employment. Other includes placement in residential schools and other placements
  4. Distance is the distance in miles between the child's home and placement. In some cases this is not known, for example UASC, or not recorded for confidentiality reasons, for example some children placed for adoption.

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