National Statistics

Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2018

A range of outcome measures at national and local authority level for children looked after continuously for at least 12 months.


CLA outcomes 2018: Text

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CLA outcomes 2018: National tables


The outcome measures cover:

  • educational attainment at key stage 1, key stage 2 and key stage 4
  • special educational needs
  • absence from school
  • exclusions from school

The national tables include comparisons to children in need and non-looked after children.

Local authority data is published within the underlying data.

We expect to publish experimental statistics on educational attainment at key stage 2 and key stage 4 as additional tables in May 2019.

This will include measures for previously looked after children who have:

  • been adopted from care
  • left care with a special guardianship order (SGO)
  • left care with a child arrangements order (CAO)

Children looked-after statistics team

Published 11 April 2019