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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children looked after at 31 March by local authority, gender and age
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[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities1907058951,355545*3,6951955857051,190470*3,1506,845
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*15253010.80*1520255.65145
Gwynedd525405515.1451025254010.105255
Conwy525253520.115510253520.95210
Denbighshire*20203515.90*15203010*75165
Flintshire530304515.1251020254515.110240
Wrexham1025454520.1451030305020*135280
Powys520304520.125520204025.115240
Ceredigion*101015*.35**10*10.2565
Pembrokeshire515203020*90*10103010.65155
Carmarthenshire510204020.95515152525.85185
Swansea20507513035.30520455010030.245555
Neath Port Talbot1530358015.180515306510.130310
Bridgend1535458030.2101030456030.175380
Vale of Glamorgan1030355020.145*30355515.135285
Cardiff159012517080.480258510014070.420900
Rhondda Cynon Taf20759514050.37515557510550.295675
Merthyr Tydfil520204015.1001020154015.95200
Caerphilly1050707540*2451535457025.190435
Blaenau Gwent520353515.110520205510.110220
Torfaen2040458025.2151050457520.200415
Monmouthshire*20252510.85515204010.90175
Newport540357535.1951530307030.175370

Metadata

Title
Children looked after by local authorities, by age and gender, at 31 March

Last update
30 October 2019 30 October 2019

Next update
October 2020(Provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Looked After Children Census

Source 2
Children looked after (SSDA903) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email
stats.pss@gov.wales

Designation
Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

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

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. 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 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 2018 were revised on 30 October 2019.

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

Keywords
Children; Children looked after