|Ofsted has published statistics on looked after children placements by English local authorities as at 31 March 2015. Key findings include: there were 69,310 children and young people looked after by 151 English local authorities as at 31 March 2015. This was an increase of 756 children, or 1%, on the previous year (68,554).
|Source: Children’s social care statistics 10 May 2016|
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