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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 childrenClick here to sortTotal looked after children
[Expand]Click here to sortPlaced for adoption[Expand]Click here to sortFoster placements[Expand]Click here to sortLocal authority homes[Expand]Click here to sortPrivate or voluntary registered homes[Expand]Click here to sortPlaced with own parents or other person with parental responsibility[Expand]Click here to sortLiving independently[Expand]Click here to sortAbsent or other
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities2404,715260458501301606,405
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey510010*25*5145
Gwynedd*14510*5510*225
Conwy515510*25105210
Denbighshire10110**35*5165
Flintshire*14010*45*15215
Wrexham*17510*5555255
Powys516520*15**210
Ceredigion*50**10**60
Pembrokeshire109010*25**135
Carmarthenshire151555*15**195
Swansea20420**351530520
Neath Port Talbot102705*30*5330
Bridgend2029020*50**385
Vale of Glamorgan*175**45*10245
Cardiff305705010120455830
Rhondda Cynon Taf3554040*505*675
Merthyr Tydfil*120**25510155
Caerphilly5290201550**385
Blaenau Gwent20150**40515235
Torfaen15270**65*15365
Monmouthshire*10010525**140
Newport2024520*20*15325

Metadata

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

Last update
22 November 2018 22 November 2018

Next update
October 2019 (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 2017 were revised on 22 November 2018.

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

Keywords
Children; Children looked after