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28,220 children started to be looked after in England during the year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.
15,670 of these children started to be looked after because of abuse or neglect.
56% of the children who started to be looked after in England during the year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 became looked after because of abuse or neglect.
Source: Table C1 in: Department of Education (2012) Children looked after by local authorities in England, including adoption (PDF). London: Department of Education.
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