Information on children on care orders and in placements, adoptions from care and numbers of children and young persons leaving care for April 2018 to March 2019.
This is not the latest release in the series: Children looked after by local authorities
- 6,846 children were looked after on 31 March 2019, an increase of 439 (7%) on the previous year and a rate of 109 per 10,000 population aged under 18.
- 2,125 children started to be looked after in 2018-19, a decrease of 43 (2%) compared with the previous year.
- 1,678 children left care during the year 2018-19, a decrease of 49 (3%) compared with the previous year.
- 309 children were adopted from care in 2018-19, an increase of 3 (1%) on the previous year.
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