Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Children looked after who were adopted during the year ending 31 March

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Children looked after who were adopted in the year, by gender, age group at adoption, age at starting final period of care, primary need, ethnicity, duration of final period of care and final legal status. Data formerly in table E1.

Note: Age group at adoption and age at starting final period of care include an average age value; duration of final period of care includes an average duration. These values are in the 'Number' indicator but are in the format (years:month).

Footnotes:

1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. See the methodology document for further information. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication.

2. Category of need is the main category of the eight “need codes” at the time the child started to be looked after.

3. No new applications for freeing orders may be made on or after 30 December 2005, they were replaced by placement orders.

4. Period of care refers to a continuous period of being looked after, which may include more than one placement or legal status.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percent
Filters
  • Characteristics
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecategorycharacteristicnumberpercent
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderTotal adopted3850100
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMale203053
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale182047
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at adoptionTotal adopted3850100
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge at adoptionUnder 1 year3208

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristics
numberNumber
percentPercent

Footnotes

  1. Category of need is the main category of the eight “need codes” at the time the child started to be looked after.
  2. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. See the methodology document for further information. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication.
  3. Period of care refers to a continuous period of being looked after, which may include more than one placement or legal status.
  4. No new applications for freeing orders may be made on or after 30 December 2005, they were replaced by placement orders.

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