This Statistical First Release provides provisional statistics on children looked after at a national level. It is an update from the previous publication which was released in March 2005. It includes details on overall numbers of looked after children at 31 March, the number of children adopted in 2004-05, the number and qualifications achieved by care leavers in 2004-05 aged 16 and over, and the activity of 19 year old former care leavers. This edition will also include new national tables on (a) looked after girls who are mothers; (b) distance between home and placement; and (c) the method of participation in statutory reviews.

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Children and Early Years Data Unit