National Statistics

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2015 to 2016

Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2015 to 2016.


Main text:SFR41/2016

Additional tables text: SFR41/2016

National tables: SFR41/2016

Local authority tables: SFR41/2016

Publication schedule: SFR41/2016

Underlying data: SFR41/2016

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This statistical first release (SFR) provides information about looked-after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2016.

The figures are based on data from the children looked after return (also known as SSDA903) collected from all local authorities.

Looked-after children statistics team

Published 29 September 2016
Last updated 28 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Table E4 added to National Tables and underlying data added.

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

  3. First published.