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Data on children looked after by local authorities in England is collected via annual returns known as the SSDA903 return from English local authorities by the Department for Education - see linked DfE dataset below.

This dataset is in relation on children looked after by the London Borough of Barnet, from 2010 to 2022. Data are collected at individual child level on those who are in care at 31 March each year, those who start or cease to be looked after including those adopted from care during the year ending 31 March, and for those who have recently left care.

Characteristics of these children are collected including

  • gender
  • category of need
  • care reason code under SSDA903 return
  • placement location
  • care episode start date
  • Legal code under SSDA903 return
  • Child Looked After (CLA) start date
  • Placement Type
  • Current Age band
  • 2 Digit Need Code
  • Need
  • Legal Status Descriptor
  • Looked after Child Type

About this dataset

Last Update
Created a month ago, updated a month ago
Update Frequency Annually
Next Update Due 3rd April 2023
Next Review Date 3rd April 2023
Retention Period 10 years
Service Area Children"s Social Care
Unit Family Services