Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Children looked after during the year by placement type and locality

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Number of new placements for children looked after during the year by locality of placement and distance between home and placement. Data formerly in table B2.

Footnotes:

1. 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. Placements denotes the total number of new placements starting during the year - if a child has for example, more than one foster placement then both will be counted. Living independently includes children in residential employment. Other includes placement in residential schools and other placements


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
  • Percent
Filters
  • characteristic
  • Type of placement
Time period
2018 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameCLA_groupcharacteristicNumberPercent
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFoster Placements1. 20 miles or less4123079
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandFoster Placements2. Over 20 miles 807015
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLiving Independently1. 20 miles or less383057
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandLiving Independently2. Over 20 miles 90013
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandOther1. 20 miles or less80082

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristiccharacteristic
CLA_groupType of placement
NumberNumber
PercentPercent

Footnotes

  1. Placements denotes the total number of new placements starting during the year - if a child has for example, more than one foster placement then both will be counted. Living independently includes children in residential employment. Other includes placement in residential schools and other placements
  2. 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.
  3. Placement locality denotes whether or not the placement is within the geographical boundary of the responsible LA.
  4. 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.

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