Data set from Children looked after in England including adoptions

CLA ceasing during the year by characteristics - LA

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Local authority level data for children who ceased to be looked after during the year by:

  • age group
  • gender
  • reason episode ceased

For some local authorities, 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
  • Characteristic
Time period
2019 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing1 to 4 years641020
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing10 to 15 years444014
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing16 years15705
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing17 years17005
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAge on ceasing18 years and over1224039

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description


  1. National and regional numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages 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. However, users looking for a longer time series may wish to check for the equivalent table in earlier releases of this publication. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. 

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