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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 authorities3,2101,3202001354,870
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey6030**90
Gwynedd12040**165
Conwy853525*145
Denbighshire901510*120
Flintshire954020*155
Wrexham1354015*185
Powys1104020*170
Ceredigion455**50
Pembrokeshire9010**105
Carmarthenshire12520**145
Swansea24017520*430
Neath Port Talbot195555*255
Bridgend195805*280
Vale of Glamorgan14045**190
Cardiff36521515*590
Rhondda Cynon Taf3108510130535
Merthyr Tydfil6580**145
Caerphilly210855*300
Blaenau Gwent85455*135
Torfaen230655*300
Monmouthshire554020*115
Newport1758510*270

Metadata

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

Last update
30 October 2019 30 October 2019

Next update
October 2020 (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 2003 to 2018 were revised on 30 October 2019.

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

Keywords
Children; Children looked after