Looked after children in England for the year ending 31 March.
Numbers and rates per 10,000 children aged under 18 years.
Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short-term placements.
Historical data may differ from older publications. This is mainly due to the implementation of amendments and corrections sent by some local authorities after the publication date of previous materials.
Further DFE children in care performance tables are available for local authorities. Data relating to the outcomes of looked after children are also available from the DFE link.