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Data Provider: Welsh Government Children receiving care and support by local authority and category of need
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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 receiving care and support, who are neither looked after, nor on the child protection register.[Filtered]
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Child Status 1[Filter]
[Collapse]DisabilityFigures for children with a disability do not include cases where the child has an autistic spectrum disorder and no other disability. [Filtered]
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Disability 1[Filter]
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Year[Filtered]
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[Collapse]Need categoryThe category of need code indicates the main reason why the child started to receive services. [Filter]
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Need category 1
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Local Authority 1
[Collapse]All children receiving care and supportClick here to sortAll children receiving care and support
Click here to sortAbuse or neglectClick here to sortChild’s disability or illnessClick here to sortParental disability or illnessClick here to sortFamily in acute stressClick here to sortFamily dysfunctionClick here to sortSocially unacceptable behaviourClick here to sortAbsent parentingClick here to sortAdoption disruption
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities26,5958,1459806,1607,0551,31559510050,945
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey835*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2520*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 publication1,020
Gwynedd1,200615*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication19515055*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,260
Conwy70034535100335*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,555
Denbighshire680155*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication751852545*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,165
Flintshire835245*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication95380*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,605
Wrexham1,010230150125585*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 publication2,140
Powys1,1404756521013025*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,080
Ceredigion2854903545135*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 publication1,020
Pembrokeshire6802155011515550*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,280
Carmarthenshire9904154526016530*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,925
Swansea1,945570852256605065*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3,590
Neath Port Talbot1,025445502004654030*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,255
Bridgend1,9054509090260*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication70*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,885
Vale of Glamorgan34021515795445*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 publication1,850
Cardiff2,5359851454351,790290130*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication6,315
Rhondda Cynon Taf2,280830601,48050045*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5,220
Merthyr Tydfil810190*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication95110370*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,590
Caerphilly2,495150302451653515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3,150
Blaenau Gwent1,210155*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication80*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,505
Torfaen1,5109020660*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication85*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,385
Monmouthshire600330*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication33517530*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,505
Newport1,575440352602304065*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,650

Metadata

Title

Children receiving care and support at 31 March by looked after status, category of need and disability

Last update

28 November 2023 28 November 2023

Next update

February 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Children Receiving Care and Support Census

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 receiving care and support, 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 receiving care and support who receive social services from their local authorities, including children looked after by local authorities. The census focuses on the reason why 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.

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 2017 to 2021 were revised on 28 November 2023.

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Children; Children receiving care and support; Category of Need; Disability