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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 authorities2254,9155901,105170807,080
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication951030*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication140
Gwynedd*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1801560105275
Conwy1014520305*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication215
Denbighshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1302025*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5185
Flintshire5145355010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication245
Wrexham102552070*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10365
Powys1015525251010230
Ceredigion*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication701020*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication100
Pembrokeshire1016020255*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication215
Carmarthenshire51455105*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication165
Swansea10395353010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication490
Neath Port Talbot102051540*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication270
Bridgend152602570*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication375
Vale of Glamorgan152001550*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication290
Cardiff3563511019560101,040
Rhondda Cynon Taf1550060655*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication655
Merthyr Tydfil101251030*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication175
Caerphilly203205565*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication465
Blaenau Gwent513510405*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication200
Torfaen1027020105*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication405
Monmouthshire51402040*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication210
Newport152503040355370

Metadata

Title

Children looked after by local authorities, by placement, 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

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.

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Placement type