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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Children starting to be looked after during year to 31 March by local authority and need for care
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[Collapse]Total children starting to be looked after by need for careData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortTotal children starting to be looked after by need for careData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
Click here to sortDisabilityData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortParental illness or disabilityData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortAbuse or neglectData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortFamily in acute stressData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortFamily dysfunctionData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortSocially Unacceptable BehaviourData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortAbsent Parenting (including child given up for adoption)Data has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasonsClick here to sortAdoption disruptionData has been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure reasons
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities35351,0402202205585*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,690
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication15*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20
Gwynedd*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication30*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication40
Conwy*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication35*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication45
Denbighshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication35*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication15*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 publication55
Flintshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60
Wrexham*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication109010*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 publication120
Powys*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication35*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10*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 publication45
Ceredigion*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication20*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication30
Pembrokeshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication451020*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 publication85
Carmarthenshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication4010*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60
Swansea5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication80*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication110
Neath Port Talbot*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication105*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication50
Bridgend*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication6055*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 publication75
Vale of Glamorgan*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1045*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60
Cardiff105105201051525*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication290
Rhondda Cynon Taf*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication50355*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 publication95
Merthyr Tydfil*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication30*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication45
Caerphilly*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication11015*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication135
Blaenau Gwent*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication40*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication45
Torfaen*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication55*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60
Monmouthshire*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication30*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 publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication45
Newport*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication60255*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication115

Metadata

Title

Children starting to be looked after by local authorities, by need for care, year ending 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

Statistical quality

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

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 2021 were revised on 22 November 2022

Keywords

Children; Children looked after