Children in care in England (UK) 1997-2018

This statistic shows the number of children who were in social care as of March 31 in England (UK), from 1997 to 2018. Despite a small dip between 2004 and 2008, the number of children in care has increased over this 21 year period, to a total of 75,420 in 2018.

Number of looked after children in England from 1997 to 2018*

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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

March 31, 1997 to 2018

Age group

18 years and under

Supplementary notes

*"Looked after children" include foster placements, children placed for adoption, placements with parents, other placements in the community, secure units, children's homes and hostels and other residential settings including residential schools.
**Figures for 1998 to 2003 are based on a one third sample.
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

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