Data set from Education, health and care plans

Residential settings - EHCPs and statements

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The number of children and young people in residential settings, by the duration of setting and age group.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Education, health and care plans
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of children and young people
  • Age group
  • EHCP or statement
  • Number of weeks
Time period
2017 to 2024

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEHCPunder 538 to 517
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEHCP5 to 1038 to 51114
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEHCP11 to 1538 to 51526
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEHCP16 to 1938 to 51480
2024Calendar yearNationalE92000001EnglandEHCP20 to 2538 to 51224

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ageAge group - Filter by age group
ehcp_or_statementEHCP or statement
num_children_ypNumber of children and young people
weeksNumber of weeks


  1. From 2023, the data collection changed from aggregated figures at local authority level, to a person level collection. This has been a major change in approach and as such care should be taken with comparisons across this period. Further detail on the change is provided in the publication and supporting methodology.
  2. This data item has been marginally impacted by reporting issues in some local authorities – please see the methodology for further information.

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