National statistics

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2014 to 2015

Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2014 to 2015.

Applies to England


Main text: SFR34/2015

Additional tables text: SFR34/2015

National tables: SFR34/2015

Local authority tables: SFR34/2015

Publication schedule: SFR34/2015


This statistical first release (SFR) provides information about looked-after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2015.

We based the figures on data from the children looked after return (also known as SSDA903) which DfE collects from all local authorities in England.

On 10 December 2015 we added:

  • additional tables
  • underlying data
  • an additional pre-release access list

Looked-after children statistics team


Telephone: Justin Ushie 01325 340817

Published 1 October 2015
Last updated 30 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added a note about the quality of the data to table A2 in the national tables.

  2. Added additional national and local authority tables, underlying data and an additional pre-release access list.

  3. First published.