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Number of looked after children in England

How many looked after children in England are there?

Over 67000 in 2012

It is important to know that there were over 67000 looked after children in England in 2012.  Needless to say, there were over 91,000 looked after children in the UK in 2012.  This signifies that in Northern Ireland 2,644 children were looked after.  Moreover, in Scotland 16,248 children were looked after.  It is interesting to know that in Wales 5,725 children were looked after.  Statistics show that 15,670 of the children in England started to be looked after because of abuse or neglect.

This fact is verified on : December 30, 2013.

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