Children in social care

The Department for Education (DfE) has published figures on outcomes for children in need including children looked after by local authorities in England. The findings, which cover the year ending 31 March 2020, include: 48.3% of children in need also had special educational needs (SEN), compared to 15% for all pupils; 50.2% of children in need were eligible for free school meals, compared to 17% for all pupils; and one in 10 pupils had been a child in need within the previous six years.

View the figures: Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities, in England: 2019 to 2020

Source: Department for Education

Date: 25 March 2021