Rate of children in care in England (UK) 2010-2018

This statistic shows the rate of children in social care in England from 2010 to 2018, per 10,000 children under 18 years. The rate steadily increased to 60 children per 10,000 children between 2013 and 2015, before growing to 64 in 2018.

Rate of looked after children in England (UK) from 2010 to 2018 (per 10,000 children under 18 years)*

Rate per 10,000 children
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Release date

November 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 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.
The rates per 10,000 children under 18 years have been derived using the mid-year population estimates provided by the Office for National Statistics.

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