Number of looked after children rises and number of adoptions falls

At 31 March 2018, there were 75,420 looked after children in England, up 4% on 31 March 2017. Both the number of children starting to be looked after and the number ceasing to be looked after fell; 32,050 children started to be looked after (down 3% on last year) and 29,860 ceased to be looked after (down 5%). 

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