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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children looked after at 31 March by local authority and legal status
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Click here to sortCare ordersClick here to sortRemand, detained or other compulsory orderClick here to sortOther legal statusClick here to sortSingle period of accommodationUnder section 20 of the Children Act 1989 before 2016 and section 76 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 after 6 April 2016.
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities5,98554506407,080
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey130*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication55140
Gwynedd255*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication510275
Conwy180*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1520215
Denbighshire160*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1015185
Flintshire210*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2015245
Wrexham325*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1035365
Powys185*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1530230
Ceredigion90*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication55100
Pembrokeshire160*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2035215
Carmarthenshire125*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2020165
Swansea420*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2540490
Neath Port Talbot230*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2020270
Bridgend325*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3020375
Vale of Glamorgan235*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2525290
Cardiff860*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication551201,040
Rhondda Cynon Taf570*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3550655
Merthyr Tydfil155*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication15*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication175
Caerphilly370*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3560465
Blaenau Gwent170*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1020200
Torfaen380*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1510405
Monmouthshire180*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1015210
Newport280*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3060370

Metadata

Title

Children looked after by local authorities, by legal status, at 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

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

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.

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Legal status

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 2021 were revised on 22 November 2022.