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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 authorities2404,435240407101301555,955
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*10010*20**140
Gwynedd514515*40*10220
Conwy*1255*35*5175
Denbighshire5110**35**165
Flintshire*14510*35*20210
Wrexham*135105455*210
Powys512015*10**155
Ceredigion555**10**75
Pembrokeshire590**20*5125
Carmarthenshire51705*155*205
Swansea25380**35*30480
Neath Port Talbot202855525**345
Bridgend2530015*45**390
Vale of Glamorgan5165**40*15225
Cardiff2049050*95555720
Rhondda Cynon Taf2556040*5015*690
Merthyr Tydfil5115**15*5145
Caerphilly525520535**330
Blaenau Gwent15140**30515210
Torfaen10240**45510315
Monmouthshire59010520**135
Newport2520520*101010280

Metadata

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

Last update
14 December 2017 14 December 2017

Next update
October 2018 (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 2016 were revised on 14 December 2017.

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

Keywords
Children; Children looked after