National statistics

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2016 to 2017

Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2016 to 2017.

Applies to England



This statistical first release (SFR) provides information about looked-after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2017.

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


Telephone: Justin Ushie 01325 340817

Published 28 September 2017
Last updated 7 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added additional national tables, additional tables text, underlying data, looked-after children statistics guide and an additional pre-release access list.

  2. First published.