The percentage of children looked after aged under 16 at 31 March who had been looked after continuously for at least 2.5 years who were living in the same placement for at least 2 years, or are placed for adoption and their adoptive placement together with their previous placement together last for at least 2 years This is a new indicator with this exact definition, therefore there is no Annual Performance Assessment (APA) indicator equivalent.
This represents the percentage for National Indicator (NI) 63 entitled 'Stability of placements of looked after children: length of placement' which is obtained from X/Y*100 where X = Of Y, all who have been living in the same placement for at least two years, i.e. at 31 March they have been in the same placement continuously for more than 729 days inclusive of 31 March. Children who are placed for adoption at 31 March are now only to be included in the numerator if their previous care placement, plus the adoptive placement have together lasted more than 729 days. Y = All children aged under 16 on 31 March of the year of measurement who had been looked after for 2.5 years or more (i.e. for more than 912 days inclusive of 31 March) on 31 March of the year of measurement. Exclude children who had been looked after at any time during the 2.5 year period under an agreed series of short term-placements. Percentages have been derived from unrounded numerator and denominator figures.
17 Aug 2017
Stability of looked after childrens placements (pre 2015)
a high value is good
Children who have been looked after for more than 2.5 years and of those, have been in the same placement for at least 2 years or placed for adoption