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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children looked after in foster care at 31 March by local authority and location of placement
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[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities3,2851,3202551004,955
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey7515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication95
Gwynedd1254510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication185
Conwy1003010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication135
Denbighshire1002515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication145
Flintshire853520*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication140
Wrexham14075305250
Powys1202515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication165
Ceredigion15*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication7590
Pembrokeshire140255*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication175
Carmarthenshire13510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication150
Swansea245125155395
Neath Port Talbot1404010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication195
Bridgend2056015*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication280
Vale of Glamorgan13010010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication240
Cardiff39522025*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication640
Rhondda Cynon Taf370905*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication465
Merthyr Tydfil4565*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication115
Caerphilly2109015*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication320
Blaenau Gwent804010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication130
Torfaen1857010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication265
Monmouthshire754520*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication135
Newport1658010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication250

Metadata

Title

Children looked after in foster care at 31 March by location of placement

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 2007.

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 2007 to 2023 were revised on 27 February 2024

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Fostering; Foster Care

Statistical quality

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