National Statistics

Fostering in England 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Fostering in England statistics for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Applies to England


Fostering in England 2018 to 2019: Excel data, charts and tables

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National and sector trend data, 2014 to 2019

Local authority level fostering data, 2018 to 2019

Fostering in England 2018-19: additional tables


These statistics on fostering in England are made up of:

  • main findings
  • tables, charts and data in excel and CSV format
  • quality and methodology report
  • pre-release access list

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

Published 14 November 2019
Last updated 26 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. The underlying data has been updated to include the data for 2 local authority trusts that had previously been omitted.

  2. We have replaced Excel files from September 2018 onwards with more accessible versions.

  3. Note added to 'Fostering data in England 2018-19' to clarify what we include in the number of households approved in year.

  4. First published.