Reporting year 2023

Children looked after in England including adoptions

Pre-release access list


Besides Department for Education (DfE) professional and production staff, the following post holders were given pre-release access up to 24 hours before release.

  • Secretary of State for Education
  • Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing
  • Minister for the School System and Finance
  • Minister of State
  • Special advisers, x4
  • Permanent Secretary
  • Chief Analyst and Director, SARDIS & Strategic Data Transformation
  • Head of Profession for Statistics and Deputy Director, Data Insight and Statistics Division
  • Deputy Head of Profession for Statistics, Data Insight and Statistics Division
  • Director General, Strategy Group
  • Director General, Families Group
  • Director, Strategy and Care system
  • Head of Families Analysis Division
  • DD, Adoption, Family Justice and Alternatives to Care
  • G6, Residential children’s homes
  • G6, Adoption and Permanence 
  • G6, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
  • G7, Fostering
  • G7, Supported accommodation
  • G7, Children’s homes
  • G7, Care leavers, x2
  • G7, Children's Services Analysis and Research
  • SEO, CLA outcomes
  • SEO, Safeguarding
  • SEO, Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
  • SEO, Children in Need and Looked After Children Analysis Team, x2
  • SEO, Children In Need Outcomes
  • Chief Media Officer
  • Senior Media Officer
  • Media Officer x 3