Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

Care leavers by whether their accommodation is suitable - LA

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Local authority level data on care leavers, aged 17 to 21, by whether their accommodation is deemed to be suitable. 

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

Data set details

Children's social care
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number
  • Percentage
  • Age
  • Suitability of accommodation
Time period
2018 to 2021

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsAccommodation considered not suitable4904
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsAccommodation considered suitable1092091
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsNo information6305
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England17 to 18 yearsTotal12050100
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England19 to 21 yearsAccommodation considered not suitable17405

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
accommodation_suitabilitySuitability of accommodation


  1. Accommodation suitable/not suitable figures also exclude young people who have gone abroad, been deported or their residence is not know as in these cases the suitability of the accommodation will be unknown. Regulation 9(2) of the Care Leavers Regulations defines what is meant by 'Suitable accommodation'. 'Not known' includes young people whose accommodation is not known because wither the local authority is not in touch, or the young person has refused contact or no longer requires services.
  2. 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.

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