Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA on 31 March by placement stability - NATIONAL

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Children looked after on 31 March each year, by gender, age group (on 31 March), ethnicity, first legal status during the year (or previous 2 years), first placement during the year (or previous 2 years), unaccompanied/non-unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and number of placements during the year (placement stability). 


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
  • CLA group
  • Characteristic
  • Number of placements
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namecla_grouppopulation_groupcharacteristicplacement_stabilitynumberpercentage
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 12 months on 31 MarchAge group1 to 4 yearsTotal children7090100
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 12 months on 31 MarchAge group1 to 4 yearsWith 1 placement during the year423060
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 12 months on 31 MarchAge group1 to 4 yearsWith 2 placements during the year225032
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 12 months on 31 MarchAge group1 to 4 yearsWith 3 or more placements during the year6109
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCLA 12 months on 31 MarchAge group10 to 15 yearsTotal children25740100

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic
cla_groupCLA group
numberNumber
percentagePercentage
placement_stabilityNumber of placements

Footnotes

  1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. 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. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. 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. 
  3. First placement and legal status during the year, excluding a small number of children for whom placement on 31 March and corresponding legal status has been used. See methodology document for further information.
  4. 'Youth Justice legal statuses' refers to children: remanded to LA accommodation or youth detention accommodation under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012; placed in LA accommodation under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; or, sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order with residence or intensive fostering requirement under the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (as amended).
  5. First placement and legal status during the previous 2 years, excluding a small number of children for whom placement on 31 March and corresponding legal status has been used. See methodology document for further information.
  6. Includes children looked after on 31 March each year who also spent at least one day in care in the previous year ending 31 March

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