Children looked after at 31 March by local authority, gender and age
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TitleChildren looked after by local authorities, by age and gender, at 31 March
Last update5 October 2016
Next updateOctober 2017 (provisional)
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Children looked after (SSDA903) data collection, Welsh Government
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationLocal authorities
Languages coveredEnglish and Welsh
Data licensingYou 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
General descriptionThis 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. Some children are also looked after because the local authority provides accommodation for respite purposes - the figures in this table exclude these children.
Data collection and calculationAnonymised 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 publicationAnnual
Data reference periodsData are shown at 31 March for each year from 2003.
Users, uses and contextPlease find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.
Rounding appliedThe 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 *.