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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children looked after in foster placements at 31 March by local authority and placement type
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[Collapse]Foster placementsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortFoster placementsData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
Click here to sortFoster placement with relative or friend inside LAData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortPlacement with other foster carers, provided by LA inside LAData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortPlacement with other foster carer, arranged through agency inside LA BoundaryData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortFoster placement with relative or friend outside LA BoundaryData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortPlacement with other foster carers, provided by LA outside LA BoundaryData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortPlacement with other foster carer, arranged through agency outside LA BoundaryData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities1,1951,7104554003308204,915
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey253510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2095
Gwynedd4575*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication201030180
Conwy25603015*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10145
Denbighshire1575105*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20130
Flintshire304515201025145
Wrexham80604552540255
Powys20655151530155
Ceredigion2035*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication570
Pembrokeshire35100*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication15160
Carmarthenshire15115*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication145
Swansea11012015354575395
Neath Port Talbot401055151025205
Bridgend709520301525260
Vale of Glamorgan555520151045200
Cardiff1451001455020180635
Rhondda Cynon Taf1801456045560500
Merthyr Tydfil3520*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication102045125
Caerphilly7011525304040320
Blaenau Gwent35455152015135
Torfaen75110*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication303020270
Monmouthshire253510151045140
Newport4510015103545250

Metadata

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.

Title

Children looked after by local authorities in foster placements, at 31 March

Last update

4 November 2021 4 November 2021

Next update

Autumn 2022 (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

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Children; Children looked after; Fostering; Foster placement