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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children looked after at 31 March by local authority and placement type
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[Collapse]Total looked after childrenData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortTotal looked after childrenData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
[Expand]Click here to sortPlaced for adoptionData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons[Expand]Click here to sortFoster placementsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons[Expand]Click here to sortPlacements in residential settingsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons[Expand]Click here to sortPlaced with own parents or other person with parental responsibilityData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons[Expand]Click here to sortLiving independentlyData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons[Expand]Click here to sortAbsent from placement or otherData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities2355,0705351,200130907,265
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey51101030*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5160
Gwynedd*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2001550105280
Conwy101452020155215
Denbighshire51201530*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5180
Flintshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1553555*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5255
Wrexham102552575*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication15375
Powys151652025105245
Ceredigion*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication85
Pembrokeshire51652525*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication225
Carmarthenshire10125*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication150
Swansea25430404055550
Neath Port Talbot102301040*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication295
Bridgend152752080*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication390
Vale of Glamorgan101951555*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication285
Cardiff30625951854510990
Rhondda Cynon Taf155406075*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication695
Merthyr Tydfil151301525*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication195
Caerphilly103303085*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication455
Blaenau Gwent1012515505*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication200
Torfaen1029520120*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication445
Monmouthshire51402050*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication215
Newport15255305515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication380

Metadata

Title

Children looked after by local authorities, by placement, at 31 March

Last update

4 November 2021 4 November 2021

Next update

Autumn 2022 (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

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Placement type

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 2020 were revised on 4 November 2021.

Statistical quality

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