Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA during the year and on 31 March for at least 12 months by characteristics - NATIONAL

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Children looked after at any time during the year, and those looked after continuously for at least 12 months on 31 March, by age, ethnicity, gender and placement type. 

Data formerly in table B1.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
Filters
  • Type of characteristic
  • Population group
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecla_grouppopulation_groupcharacteristicnumber
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAge group1 to 4 years17400
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAge group10 to 15 years35930
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAge group16 years and over37400
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAge group5 to 9 years18480
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll children looked after during the year ending 31 MarchAge groupTotal children114670

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicType of characteristic - Select characteristic
cla_groupPopulation group - Select CLA population
numberNumber

Footnotes

  1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. 
  2. Age at the end of the latest episode of care, or at 31 March if child is still looked after.
  3. Placements relate to the total number of placements made for each looked after child during the year ending 31 March. For example, if a child has been placed in a foster placement, with parents and also in a residential care homes they will appear three times in these figures - once in each category. If a child has had 2 foster placements and 1 placement in a residential care home, they will be counted once under foster care and once under residential care. For children looked after continuously for 12 months only the placement at 31 March is counted.

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