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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 authorities5,890104558607,210
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey125*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi515145
Gwynedd255*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi520280
Conwy180*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1030215
Denbighshire160*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2020205
Flintshire195*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2035245
Wrexham310*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1525355
Powys175*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2040230
Ceredigion110*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi520130
Pembrokeshire185*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2535240
Carmarthenshire120*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2045190
Swansea400*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi3550485
Neath Port Talbot210*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1535260
Bridgend340*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi3030400
Vale of Glamorgan260*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2045320
Cardiff865*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi501451,055
Rhondda Cynon Taf540*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi3055625
Merthyr Tydfil150*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1510175
Caerphilly375*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi3555465
Blaenau Gwent165*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1025205
Torfaen330*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi2535390
Monmouthshire170*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1530210
Newport270*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi4065375

Metadata

Title

Children looked after by local authorities, by legal status, at 31 March

Last update

27 February 2024 27 February 2024

Next update

Autumn 2024 (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

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 2023 were revised on 27 February 2024.

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Legal status

Statistical quality

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