Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA on 31 March for 2.5 years by placement stability - NATIONAL

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Children looked after aged under 16 on 31 March who had been looked after continuously for at least 2.5 years and who were living in the same placement for at least 2 years each year, by gender, age group (on 31 March), ethnicity, legal status, placement, unaccompanied/non-unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. 


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
  • Number of placements
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namepopulation_groupcharacteristicplacement_stabilitynumberpercentage
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group1 to 4 yearsLiving in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption and their adoption and their adoptive placement together with their previous placement, last for at least 2 years123067
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group1 to 4 yearsNot living in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption and their adoption and their adoptive placement together with their previous placement, last for at least 2 years61033
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group1 to 4 yearsTotal children1840100
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group10 to 15 yearsLiving in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption and their adoption and their adoptive placement together with their previous placement, last for at least 2 years1470071
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group10 to 15 yearsNot living in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption and their adoption and their adoptive placement together with their previous placement, last for at least 2 years603029

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic
numberNumber
percentagePercentage
placement_stabilityNumber of placements

Footnotes

  1. Figures for children looked after continuously for at least 2.5 years, aged under 16, include only children living in the same placement for at least two years or if they have been placed for adoption, their adoptive placement and their previous placement combined last for at least two years. Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short-term placements. Note the methodology has changed compared to figures published in the 2020 publication, the figures now a. exclude children who started a period of care under an agreed series of short-term placements which later became continuous and b. include children in fostering placements with relative(s) or friend(s) or other foster carers who is/are also an approved adopter(s) – fostering for adoption/concurrent planning (placement codes U2 and U5) as a placement change.
  2. A child is included as having been a. in care for at least 2.5 years if their period of care start date was on or before the 30 September of the relevant year and b. in their current placement for at least 2 years if their episode start date for the relevant placement was on or before the 31 March of the relevant year.
  3. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. 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.
  4. 'Youth Justice legal statuses' refers to children: remanded to LA accommodation or youth detention accommodation under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; placed in LA accommodation under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; or, sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order with residence or intensive fostering requirement under the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (as amended).

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