This document provides a guide to looked after children statistics published by the Department for Education. The key areas covered in this guide are:
- Data collection and coverage
- Data processing
- Information on published statistics
- Data quality and uses
Expiry or review date
This document is due to be revised in Spring 2020 when statistics on outcomes for looked after children in 2018 to 19 are expected to be published.
Who is this publication for?
This guidance is for users of published statistics including:
- Department for Education
- Stakeholders within the children’s services sector
- Local authorities