Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

LA - Children looked after numbers and rates per 10,000 children aged under 18 years

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Local authority level data for:

  • Children looked after at 31 March
  • Children who started to be looked after during the year
  • Children who ceased to be looked after during the year
     

Data includes numbers of looked after children, population and rates per 10,000 children aged under 18 years. Data formerly in tables LAA1, LAC1, LAD1.

Footnotes:

1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Rates 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. Rates per 10,000 children and young people aged under 18 years are calculated using the most recent mid-year population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

3. For some local authorities, such as Kent, the figures may be impacted by significant numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.


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 of children looked after
  • Population estimate
  • Rate per 10 000 children aged under 18 years
Filters
  • CLA population count
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codela_namenew_la_codepopulation_countpopulation_estimatenumberrate_per_10000
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren ceasing to be looked after each year120235702959025
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren starting to be looked after each year120235703097026
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March each year120235708008067
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChildren ceasing to be looked after each year532060208039
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChildren starting to be looked after each year532060242046

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
numberNumber of children looked after
population_countCLA population count
population_estimatePopulation estimate
rate_per_10000Rate per 10 000 children aged under 18 years

Footnotes

  1. Before using this data, please check the metadata guidance document for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
  2. Rates per 10,000 children are calculated using the most recent mid-year population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
  3. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Rates 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.

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