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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Adoptions of looked after children during year ending 31 March by time in days between the different stages of the adoption process and age at start of period of care
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[Collapse]Entry into care to adoptionClick here to sortEntry into care to adoption
Click here to sortEntry into care to best interest decisionClick here to sortBest interest decision to matching of child and adoptersClick here to sortMatching of child and adopters to placed for adoptionOccasionally a child may be matched with adoptive parents after the date of placementClick here to sortPlaced for adoption to adoption
[Collapse]All agesData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons23633052310929
All agesData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsUnder 1 yearData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons18831848289843
1 to 2 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons21534775288925
2 to 3 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons586350544481,437
3 to 4 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons22730861297894
4 to 5 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons591481443771,493
5 to 6 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
6 to 7 yearsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication
7 years and overData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication

Metadata

Title

Looked after children adopted, by time in days between the different stages of the adoption process, by age at start of period of care, year ending 31 March

Last update

22 November 2022 22 November 2022

Next update

Autumn 2023 (Provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Looked After Children Census

Source 2

Adoptions of looked after children (AD1) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.pss@gov.wales

Designation

Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

General description

From 2016-17, looked after children data is now collected during the year through the Looked after children Census. This has replaced the existing datasets Looked After Children (SSDA903), Adoptions of looked after children (AD1), Educational qualifications of care leavers (OC1) and Care leavers on their 19th birthday (OC3).

This table presents figures about children looked after by Welsh local authorities. Children looked after include those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority.


Data collection and calculation

Anonymised individual child level data is extracted from local authority administrative systems and returned electronically to the Data Collection team within the Welsh Government using an online secure data transfer system called 'AFON'. The AFON system applies an extensive series of validation checks to ensure that the information provided uses the correct codes and is internally consistent.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown at 31 March for each year from 2003.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

The following measures have been taken to minimise the risk of unwanted disclosure of personal data:
All figures have been rounded to the nearest five. Where there are less than five children in any group, the actual number has been suppressed, and replaced by the symbol *.

Revisions information

Data for 2003 to 2021 were revised on 22 November 2022

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Adoption; Adopters