Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

National - Time series of children looked after data - 1994 to 2020

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National time series - 1994 to 2020. Covering:

  • Children looked after at 31 March
  • Children who started to be looked after in the year
  • Children who ceased to be looked after in the year
  • Children looked after who were adopted
  • Children looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Data was formerly in table H1.

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. Only the first occasion on which a child started to be looked after or the last occasion a child ceased to be looked after has been counted. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication. Figures for 1998 to 2003 are based on a one-third sample.


Data set details

Theme
Children's social care
Publication
Children looked after in England including adoptions
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number
Filters
  • Population count
Time period
1994 to 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_namepopulation_countnumber
1994Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children:
1995Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children:
1996Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children:
1997Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children:
1998Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChildren looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children:

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
numberNumber
population_countPopulation count - Select the population measure you require

Footnotes

  1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number. See the methodology document for further information. Historical data may differ from older publications which is mainly due to amendments made by local authorities after the previous publication.
  2. Only the first occasion on which a child started to be looked after has been counted.
  3. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. Figures for 1998 to 2003 are based on a one-third sample.
  4. Only the last occasion a child ceased to be looked after has been counted.

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