Definition: Number of first entries into foster care per 1,000 children under age 18, by age group (e.g., 12.2 per 1,000 California children under age 1 entered foster care for the first time in 2013-2015).
Data Source: Webster, D., et al. Child Welfare Services Reports for California, U.C. Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jun. 2016).
Footnote: Rates represent a three-year average of data. First entries into foster care are unduplicated counts of children under the supervision of county welfare departments and exclude cases under the supervision of county probation departments, out-of-state agencies, state adoptions district offices, and Indian child welfare departments. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 first entries into foster care among children in that group.