Children looked after in England including adoption: 2015 to 2016

UK Department for Education

About this release

This Statistical First Release (SFR) provides information about looked after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2016, including where they are placed, their legal status, the numbers starting and ceasing to be looked after, and the numbers who go missing or are away from their placement without authorisation.

Figures cover looked after children who were placed for adoption, the number who were adopted and the average time between different stages of the adoption process.