National Statistics Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018
Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Physical abuse
Author: Department for Education
The UK Government’s Department for Education has published the Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018 statistics for the year ending 31 March 2018. The statistics show that 75,420 children were looked after in the period covered, a 4% increase on 2016 to 2017. The statistics include information on demographics as well as age, gender and ethnicity, proportions of children in each placement type, and reasons for being looked after.