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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Eligibility for free school meals and special educational needs of children receiving care and support by measure and year
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Percentage of children with eligibilty for free school meals4,2208,979474,2299,150464,3689,48846
Percentage of children with special educational needs subject to school action or school action plus3,6518,979413,7319,150413,7809,48840
Percentage of children with a statement of special educational needs2,4688,979272,4739,150272,5089,48826

Metadata

Title
Education of children receiving care and support at 31 March by child status, gender and local authority

Last update
18 March 2020 18 March 2020

Next update
February 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Children Receiving Care and Support Census

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

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.

For each child in the Census, the Unique Pupil Number was collected to allow anonymous matching of children in the relevant age groups with the National Pupil Database.

Only pupils attending local authority maintained schools have been included in the analysis. Children who were Educated Other Than At school (EOTAS) have been excluded, and Independent schools are not required to provide the data at pupil level.


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.

Revisions information
Data for 2017 to 2018 were revised on 18 March 2020.

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

Keywords
Children; Children receiving care and support; Free school meals; Special Education needs