Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Children for whom the local authority has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption, those placed and waiting for adoption and children where the decision to be placed for adoption has been reversed

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Information on children for whom the local authority has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption. Data formerly in E4.

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. Children for whom the LA has made the decision the child should be placed for adoption includes children who have been placed for adoption or adopted or who are waiting to be placed for adoption at 31 March each year, however the decision to adopt may have been made in an earlier years.

3. Relates to adoption decisions. Small numbers of children may be adopted without a formal adoption decision or may have an initial decision reversed before a new decision and adoption placement, so this figure may not be equal to other adoption figures reported in this release.

4. Children who have ceased to be looked after without being adopted - information is based on the year this outcome occurred, however the decision that the child should be placed for adoption may have been made in a previous year.


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
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameCLA_groupCharacteristicNumberPercentage
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren for whom the local authority has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption1. All children for whom the LA has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption10500100
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren for whom the local authority has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption1a Children for whom the decision was made in the latest year370035
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren for whom the local authority has made the decision that the child should be placed for adoption1b Children for whom the decision was made in a previous year680065
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren who ceased to be looked after without being adopted3. Children who ceased to be looked after without being adopted1702
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren who ceased to be looked after without being adopted3a Children who ceased to be looked after without a reversal of the adoption decision50~

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CharacteristicCharacteristic
NumberNumber
PercentagePercentage

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. Children for whom the LA has made the decision the child should be placed for adoption includes children who have been placed for adoption or adopted or who are waiting to be placed for adoption at 31 March each year, however the decision to adopt may have been made in an earlier years.
  3. Relates to adoption decisions. Small numbers of children may be adopted without a formal adoption decision or may have an initial decision reversed before a new decision and adoption placement, so this figure may not be equal to other adoption figures reported in this release.
  4. Children who have ceased to be looked after without being adopted - information is based on the year this outcome occurred, however the decision that the child should be placed for adoption may have been made in a previous year.

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