This article analyses the characteristics of children who went into care after Census 2011 using the Growing up in England dataset (2011 to 2015). We compare children in care to those not in care across a wide range of areas including health, education, housing and family circumstances.


  • Who are the children entering care in England?

    Children entering care in England were more likely to live in deprivation, have a lone parent, or have experienced abuse or neglect. Why they enter care and where they are placed can vary widely by sex and ethnicity.