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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Foster Parents Approved by local authority and measure
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[Collapse]Wales4,0752,3474,1702,4434,3172,462
WalesIsle of Anglesey864569384339
Gwynedd164103178111198120
Conwy113701308412780
Denbighshire156781557714974
Flintshire133771577715676
Wrexham161100172112166110
Powys101571537719482
Ceredigion865478478144
Pembrokeshire133861399611063
Carmarthenshire300144282138274133
Swansea302135248131303134
Neath Port Talbot292185297188306198
Bridgend325168331168293147
Vale of Glamorgan15095149108156106
Cardiff223129247146269160
Rhondda Cynon Taf331236365244428273
Merthyr Tydfil985385468441
Caerphilly1841081277615687
Blaenau Gwent116751388813580
Torfaen310169351196356195
Monmouthshire6133764510465
Newport250147243150229155

Metadata

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 2016-17.

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

General description

The information is based on an annual statistical return.

Private fostering occurs when a child under 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by an adult, who is not a relative, under a private arrangement between parent and carer that lasts for 28 days or more. Private foster carers may be from the child's extended family, eg a cousin or great aunt. However, a person who is a relative as defined under the Children Act 1989, i.e. a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt or uncle or a step-parent will not be a private foster carer. A private foster carer may be a friend of the family, the parent of a friend of the child, or someone previously unknown to the child's family who is willing to privately foster a child.


Data collection and calculation

The data were supplied to the Data Collection team within the Welsh Government by local authorities in Wales. The form applies an extensive series of validation checks to ensure that the information provided is accurate and consistent

Title

Private fostering services by local authority and measure

Last update

23 October 2019 23 October 2019

Next update

No longer updated

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Children Receiving Care and Support (aggregate)

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

Keywords

Fostering, Private Fostering, Child aggregate, Children, Assessments, Child Protection

Statistical quality

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