Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

LA - Care leavers in contact with local authority

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Local authority level data on care leavers, aged 17 to 21, by activity (as measured on or around their birthday).

Footnotes:

1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. 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.

2. 'Local authority not in touch' excludes young people where activity information is known, as a third party provided it even though the local authority is not directly in touch with the young person.

3. For some local authorities, such as Kent, the figures may be impacted by significant numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percentage
Filters
  • Age
  • Contact with local authority
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codela_namenew_la_codeagein_touchnumber_of_leaverspercentage_of_leavers
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Local authority in touch with care leaver1097094
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Local authority not in touch with care leaver5505
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Total11690100
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Young person no longer requires services1201
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAged 17 to 18Young person refuses contact601

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge
in_touchContact with local authority
number_of_leaversNumber
percentage_of_leaversPercentage

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