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'National - Time series of children looked after data - 1994 to 2020' from 'Children looked after in England including adoptions'

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Number for 'National - Time series of children looked after data - 1994 to 2020' for Children ceasing to be looked after during the year, Children looked after at 31 March, Children looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, Children looked after who were adopted during the year and Children starting to be looked after during the year in England between 1994 and 2020
199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Children looked after at 31 March47,59048,69050,01050,89053,35055,46058,10058,89059,71060,82061,18060,95060,30059,96059,37060,93064,47065,51067,07068,06068,81069,47070,41072,60075,37078,14080,080
Children starting to be looked after during the year30,22031,73031,71029,56029,62028,09028,40024,64024,81024,39025,02024,91024,59023,96023,25025,68028,09027,52028,39028,98030,73031,36032,16032,94032,19031,77030,970
Children ceasing to be looked after during the year32,13032,41031,90029,76029,09026,81026,73025,29025,68024,58025,72025,94025,90024,98024,50025,01025,31027,12027,51028,65030,60031,35031,85031,41030,05029,57029,590
Children looked after who were adopted during the year2,1901,9801,8701,8302,1902,0602,7103,0703,4303,5403,7603,7703,7003,3303,1803,3303,2003,1003,4704,0105,0505,3604,7104,3703,8503,5903,440
Children looked after at 31 March who were unaccompanied asylum-seeking children::::::::::3,0003,1603,3703,3903,5403,9003,4902,7402,2301,9502,0602,7604,3404,7104,5605,1405,000

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. Figures exclude children looked after under a series of short-term placements. Figures for 1998 to 2003 are based on a one-third sample.
  3. Only the first occasion on which a child started to be looked after has been counted.
  4. Only the last occasion a child ceased to be looked after has been counted.

Source: Children looked after in England including adoptions, National - Time series of children looked after data - 1994 to 2020

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