This publication covers a range of outcome indicators for children who have been continuously looked after for at least 12 months in England.

The key points will cover:

  • The number of children looked after continuously for at least 12 months
  • Absences and exclusions
  • Achievements at key stage 1, 2 and 3
  • Year 11 children who obtained at least 1 GCSE
  • Year 11 children who obtained at least 5 GCSEs at A* - C
  • Employment status at end of Year 11
  • Cautions and convictions
  • Immunisations, dental checks and health assessments
  • Substance misuse which has been collected for the first time
This SFR has now been updated to include comparative information on the education and employment status at 30 September 2008 of all children. Comparative information on the achievements of all children at Key Stage 3 for each Local Authority (Local Authority Table 4) will also be updated once this data has been published.i

Following further analysis of the OC2 data we have noticed that the percentage of children achieving the expected level in Science at Key Stage 3 was incorrect. We have now amended to tables to reflect the change.

Looked after children data user group:
This is a new group which aims to seek feedback on whether these statistics are meeting users' requirements and to consult on any future changes to this data collection and the timing and format of our outputs. If you would like to participate in this group then please register your interest via email.