This Statistical Volume provides statistics on children looked after by Local Authorities. It is a reference document including detailed local authority figures. It follows the release of the 2006 national figures in the SFR in November 2006 and is an update from the previous volume, containing 2005 figures, released in March 2006. It includes details on overall numbers of looked after children at 31 March, the number of children adopted in 2005-06, the number and qualifications achieved by care leavers in 2005-06 aged 16 and over, the activity of 19 year old former care leavers, the number of looked after girls who are mothers, information on the distance between home and placement and the method of participation used during the statutory reviews.

Contact details

Children and Early Years Data Unit
Email: CLA.Stats@education.gsi.gov.uk