Reporting Year 2021

Children looked after in England including adoptions

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Information on children looked after (CLA) in England, including numbers of CLA adopted, care leavers and CLA who were missing. Data is taken from the annual SSDA903 data collection which is collected from local authorities in England.

This is the first release of data covering the time period of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However over the last year the fortnightly Vulnerable Children and Young People (VCYP) survey has been collecting information from local authorities in England to help understand the how the coronavirus outbreak affected children’s social care.

The latest statistics relate to the year ending 31 March 2021. Each year local authorities can revise previous years data. The standard period for data in this release is for the year ending 31 March 2018 to the year ending 31 March 2021 and figures for these years have been revised in line with amendments made by local authorities during the 2021 collection.

Headline facts and figures - 2021

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