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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Children aged 16 and over ceasing to be looked after during year ending 31 March by local authority and reason for no qualifications
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Click here to sortYoung person was due to sit exams later in the school year, after having ceased to be looked afterClick here to sortYoung person sat at least one exam, but obtained no qualificationsClick here to sortHealth condition or disability prevented young person sitting examsClick here to sortYoung person did not sit exams, or was not due to sit exams later in the school year and was not prevented from doing so by a health condition or disabilityClick here to sortReasons unknownClick here to sortQualifications unknown
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities603050175**305
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*******
Neath Port Talbot******25
Vale of Glamorgan***20**25
Rhondda Cynon Taf***25**40
Merthyr Tydfil******10
Blaenau Gwent*******


Children who ceased to be looked after aged 16 or over with no GCSE or GNVQ qualifications, year ending 31 March

Last update
5 October 2016 5 October 2016

Next update
No longer updated

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Educational qualifications of care leavers (OC1) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

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

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 educational qualifications of local authority care leavers. 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

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 2015 were revised on 5 October 2016.

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

Children; Children looked after; Care leavers