Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

17-21 year old care leavers who left foster care aged 18 and were eligible for care leaver support (staying put) - NATIONAL

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Young people aged 18, 19 and 20 who ceased to be looked after in a foster placement on their 18th birthday, were eligible for care leavers support and who were living with their former foster carer. 

Data formerly in table F2 and F4.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
Filters
  • Age of care leaver
  • With former foster carer
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecare_leaver_agecharacteristicnumber
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England18 years1. Young people who ceased to be looked after in a foster placement on their 18th birthday and were eligible for care leavers support3620
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England18 years2. Total living with former foster carers in the current year2230
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England18 years3. Percentage living with former foster carers in the current year61%
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England19 to 20 years1. Young people who ceased to be looked after in a foster placement on their 18th birthday and were eligible for care leavers support7160
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England19 to 20 years2. Total living with former foster carers in the current year2290

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
care_leaver_ageAge of care leaver
characteristicWith former foster carer
numberNumber

Footnotes

  1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages 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. However, users looking for a longer time series may wish to check for the equivalent table in earlier releases of this publication. 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. Figures for the number of care leavers who have died each year can be found in the methodology document. 
  2. In touch, activity and accommodation information for 17-21 year old care leavers relates to contact around their birthday. 
  3. Figures for 2023 exclude Barnsley who were unable to provide data in time for publication.

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