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An annual report which presents information on those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority.
- 5,662 children were looked after on 31 March 2016, an increase of 47 (0.8 per cent) over the previous year and a rate of 90 per 10,000 population aged under 18. The number of looked after children has increased by 5 per cent over the last five years, but has remained relatively stable over the last three years.
- There were 559 children looked after at 31st March 2016 (10 per cent) who had three or more placements in 2015-16.
- The number of children adopted decreased by 45 (12 per cent) over the previous year.
- Local authorities were in touch with 93 per cent of 19 year old care leavers; 57(r) per cent of 19 year old care leavers were known to be in education, training or employment.
This report was revised on 18 October 2016 due to an administrative error.
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