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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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[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
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[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities8,8552,7253551,8652,0654602253516,580
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey325*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1010105*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication365
Gwynedd4052001510560305*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication825
Conwy2051201040135*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication520
Denbighshire21055*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2055515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication365
Flintshire315115*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3570510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication555
Wrexham40080706035155*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication665
Powys3701451550655*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication5665
Ceredigion145190202025*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication10*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication410
Pembrokeshire1653515303515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication295
Carmarthenshire30513015754010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication580
Swansea67016535903252030*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,330
Neath Port Talbot34014515501451510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication720
Bridgend590145302595525*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication915
Vale of Glamorgan100855165150*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 publication510
Cardiff845325401154207540*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,860
Rhondda Cynon Taf825315254601752010*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,825
Merthyr Tydfil24060*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3545150*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication535
Caerphilly83570157065155*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,075
Blaenau Gwent41065*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication25510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication520
Torfaen5103010210530*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication795
Monmouthshire190120*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication11550510*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication495
Newport4551351060551025*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication755

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

24 March 2021 24 March 2021

Next update

February 2022 (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 2019 were revised on 24 March 2021.

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