Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA on 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children - NATIONAL

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Children looked after on 31 March each year who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, by gender, age group (on 31 March), primary need and ethnicity. 

Data formerly in table A3.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number
  • Percentage
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge group16 years and over487087
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge groupTotal5570100
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge groupUnder 16 years71013
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCategory of needN1. Abuse or neglect4007
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCategory of needN2. Child's disability00

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description


  1. 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.
  2. Category of need is the main category of the eight “need codes” at the time the child started to be looked after.

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