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Data Provider: Welsh Government Substance misuse status of children in need by local authority and measure
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[Collapse]Child StatusChildren in the census have been divided into three status categories for reporting, as follows: - Children who are looked after, who may also be on the child protection register - Children who are on the child protection register, but not looked after - Other children in need, who neither looked after, nor on the child protection register (includes unborn children). [Filtered]
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[Collapse]ImmunisationsChildren with immunisations up to date are recorded as having received all the immunisations that a child of their age should have received by the census date. [Filtered]
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[Collapse]Mental healthIncludes mental health problems diagnosed by a medical practitioner and children receiving Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or on a waiting list for services. Includes depression; self harming; and eating disorders. Includes children who report experiencing mental health problems but who do not have a diagnosis. Autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and substance misuse problems are not regarded as mental health problems in their own right. [Filtered]
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[Collapse]SubstanceMisuseRecent guidance published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) offers a definition of substance misuse as \'intoxication by - or regular excessive consumption of and/or dependence on - psychoactive substances, leading to social, psychological, physical or legal problems. It includes problematic use of both legal and illegal drugs (including alcohol when used in combination with other substances).\' [Filter]
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[Collapse]All children in needClick here to sortAll children in need
[Expand]Click here to sortChildren for whom substance misuse information was available[Expand]Click here to sortSubstance misuse information not available
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities35,480*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication37,860
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey725*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication725
Gwynedd1,315*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,315
Conwy1,170*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,260
Denbighshire850*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication850
Flintshire950*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication950
Wrexham1,455*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,455
Powys1,395*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,395
Ceredigion900*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication900
Pembrokeshire480*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,025
Carmarthenshire1,995*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,995
Swansea2,980*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,980
Neath Port Talbot2,260*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,260
Bridgend2,045*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,045
Vale of Glamorgan1,130*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,130
Cardiff3,555*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication4,235
Rhondda Cynon Taf3,700*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3,700
Merthyr Tydfil1,020*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,020
Caerphilly2,650*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,650
Blaenau Gwent1,200*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,200
Torfaen1,615*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,615
Monmouthshire860*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication860
Newport1,235*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,290

Metadata

Title

Mental health, substance misuse and immunisations of children in need at 31 March by age and looked after status (excluding unborn children)

Last update

16 December 2021 16 December 2021

Next update

No longer updated

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Children in need census (CiN) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.pss@gov.wales

Designation

None

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

The Census collected individual records on all children in need, including those looked after by a local authority, who had an open case with a local authority on the 31 March that had been open for the three months from 1 January to 31 March. The purpose of the Census is to collect data that measures the characteristics and attributes of children in need who receive social services from their local authorities, including children looked after by local authorities. The census has focussed particularly on data about the reason that children receive help from social services departments; parental capacity; and on the health and education outcomes for each child.

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 2010.

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 2010 to 2016 were revised on 16 December 2021.

Keywords

Children; Children in need

Statistical quality

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