This section contains statistics relating to looked after children and care leavers.


pdf Children Adopted from Care in Northern Ireland 2015/16, DHSSPSNI


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DHSSPSNI-CIB Children adopted from care in NI 2015 16.pdf

Published 17 November 2016

pdf Looked After Children Data Strategy 2015: Children & Family Analysis, Scottish Government, November 2015


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SCOGOV 15 LAC Data Strategy 2015 NOV 15.pdf

The strategy sets out the strategic direction for developing data on looked after children over the next five years. It focuses on ensuring data quality and providing the evidence to realise our policy ambitions set out in Getting It Right for Looked After Children: Early Engagement, Early Permanence and Improving the Quality of Care. This data strategy identifies the short and longer term actions that will be taken by the Scottish Government’s Children and Families Statistics team and highlights the remaining evidence gaps that could be addressed by academic, public sector or other analysts.

pdf Kinship care - Children living in households without a parent present Northern Ireland 2011, DHSSPSNI, 8 January 2015


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DHSSPSNI-CIB 15 Kinship care 8 Jan 15.pdf

This statistical bulletin provides key information on the number of children in Northern Ireland living in a household without a parent present. This paper uses data extracted from the 2011 Northern Ireland Household Census. The statistics presented in this paper cover a range of topics about children and those caring for them including age, gender, ethnicity, community background, health, economic status and area deprivation level.

default Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics: Statistics for Looked After Children, UK Statistics Authority, November 2013


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UKSA 13 Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics Statistics on Looked After Children NOV 13.pdf

Assessment reports typically provide an overview of any noteworthy features of the methods used to produce the statistics, and will highlight substantial concerns about quality. They also describe aspects of the ways in which the producer addresses the ‘sound methods and assured quality’ principle of the Code. The Code requires producers to “seek to achieve continuous improvement in statistical processes by, for example, undertaking regular reviews”.