Looked-after children statistics in England: guide

How we produce statistics on looked-after children.


A guide to looked-after children statistics in England


This is a guide to looked-after children statistics published by the Department for Education.

The guide explains:

  • data collection and coverage

  • data processing

  • information on published statistics

  • data quality and uses

Published 28 March 2018
Last updated 15 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include data quality and methodology information for the 2017 to 2018 statistical release.
  2. First published.