Reporting Year 2020

Children looked after in England including adoptions

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  1. Additional footnotes added

  2. Correction to metadata for LA level 'children ceasing to be looked after' file

  3. Local authority level data on placement stability and local authority level data for care leavers have been added.

Information on children looked after in England, including numbers of looked after children adopted, care leavers and looked after children who are missing. Data is taken from the annual SSDA903 data collection.

Although the majority of this data relates to before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there could be a small effect on these figures due to the impact the pandemic had on social work practice in the second half of March 2020. The vulnerable children and young people survey has been collecting information from local authorities in England to help understand the how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affected children’s social care.

Figures relate to the year ending 31 March 2020 unless otherwise stated.

Headline facts and figures - 2020

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