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DfE publishes information on the outcomes for looked after children

Outcomes cover education, health, offending and substance misuse

For the second year the Department for Education has published information on the outcomes for looked after children – on this occasion as at 31 March 2011. Outcomes reported include education, health, offending and substance misuse.

For the first time this year the release includes information to show performance against the new Impact Indicator for attainment gaps for looked after children. This indicator includes a change to the definition previously used to monitor the attainment of looked after children and covers children who have been continuously looked after for at least 6 months – those who would be eligible for the pupil premium payment.

Also included are comparisons between the new definitions used this year and those previously used which cover children continuously looked after for 12 months.

Of the children looked after continuously for 6 months during the year ending 31 March 2011:  

Of the children looked after continuously for 12 months at 31 March 2011:

This release introduces two new Impact Indicators for looked after children:

The Department is currently awaiting comparison data for all children from the Ministry of Justice and Connexions survey and will add this to the release when it becomes available.