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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 authorities1954,9557301,045190857,210
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi9515305*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi145
Gwynedd*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi185156515*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi280
Conwy5135302520.The data item is not applicable215
Denbighshire51451025155205
Flintshire*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi1404045105245
Wrexham102503550*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi5355
Powys516535205*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi230
Ceredigion*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi902020*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi130
Pembrokeshire101752015510240
Carmarthenshire51502010*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi.The data item is not applicable190
Swansea103955025*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi485
Neath Port Talbot*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi19525355.The data item is not applicable260
Bridgend52803575*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi400
Vale of Glamorgan1024015505*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi320
Cardiff2064013521035151,055
Rhondda Cynon Taf20465606510*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi625
Merthyr Tydfil10115102010*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi175
Caerphilly153206560*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi465
Blaenau Gwent51302045*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi.The data item is not applicable205
Torfaen1526520855*Mae\’r eitem o ddata yn datgelu neu nid yw\’n ddigon cadarn i\’w gyhoeddi390
Monmouthshire51352535.The data item is not applicable5210
Newport152503035355375

Metadata

Title

Children looked after by local authorities, by placement, 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.

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Placement type