The Department for Education has published information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2016 to 2017.
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The latest data show that the number of looked-after children has increased steadily over the past 9 years. At 31 March 2017, there were 72,670 looked-after children, an increase of 3% on 2016.