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Fostering statistics in England

Fostering statistics in England

Fostering in England 2018 to 2019  main findings - GOV UK

Ofsted has published statistics on fostering in England from 2018 to 2019 which finds that overall, there has been an increase in the number of both approved fostering households and children in foster care. On 31 March 2019, there were 44,450 fostering households which is a 2% increase compared with the same period last year. There were almost 55,000 children and young people placed with foster carers on 31 March 2019 and the statistics show that although the number of approved fostering places has increased by 1% since 31 March 2018, the number of children entering foster care has increased at a faster pace of 3%. 

The statistics can be found here

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