Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

LA - Children looked after during the year ending 31 March by characteristics

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Local authority level data for children looked after during the year by placement locality by reason for placement change.

Footnotes:

1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. See the methodology document for further information. 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. Placement locality denotes whether or not the placement is within the geographical boundary of the responsible LA.

3. Distance is the distance in miles between the child's home and placement. In some cases this is not known, for example UASC, or not recorded for confidentiality reasons, for example some children placed for adoption.

4. Approval removed denotes where a setting is no longer approved/registered with the appropriate statutory body (eg Ofsted). Change in status of a placement only denotes where there is a change of status for the placement but the child remains with the same carer and there is no change to the care plan, for example if a foster carer moves house, or a foster carer working for a local authority becomes managed by an independent fostering agency.

5. 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
  • Characteristic
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_codeCLA_groupCharacteristicNumberPercentage
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocation of new placements during the yearDistance not known or not recorded76109
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocation of new placements during the yearPlaced inside LA boundary less than 20 miles from home4348050
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocation of new placements during the yearPlaced inside LA boundary more than 20 miles from home41305
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocation of new placements during the yearPlaced outside LA boundary less than 20 miles from home1831021
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLocation of new placements during the yearPlaced outside LA boundary more than 20 miles from home1358016

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CharacteristicCharacteristic
NumberNumber
PercentagePercentage

Footnotes

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