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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Mental health status of children receiving care and support 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 receiving care and support, who are neither looked after, nor on the child protection register.[Filtered]
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[Collapse]Mental HealthFor children aged 10 and over at 31 March.<br /><br />Includes 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. [Filter]
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[Collapse]All children receiving care and supportClick here to sortAll children receiving care and support
[Collapse]Children for whom mental health information was availableClick here to sortChildren for whom mental health information was available[Expand]Click here to sortMental health information not available
Click here to sortChild mental ill health at 31st MarchClick here to sortNo child mental ill health at 31st March
[Collapse]All Welsh local authorities1,5757,1158,6856209,310
All Welsh local authoritiesIsle of Anglesey25160185*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication185
Gwynedd60285350*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication350
Conwy402402805285
Denbighshire25235260*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication260
Flintshire5020025050300
Wrexham*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication55355360
Powys7529036540405
Ceredigion1014015025175
Pembrokeshire55215270*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication270
Carmarthenshire60330385*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication385
Swansea70540605*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication605
Neath Port Talbot75350430*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication430
Bridgend80435515*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication515
Vale of Glamorgan4522026570335
Cardiff1901,1001,290*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication1,295
Rhondda Cynon Taf25559084520865
Merthyr Tydfil352052355240
Caerphilly115385500*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication500
Blaenau Gwent55215270*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication270
Torfaen60385445*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication445
Monmouthshire75215285*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication285
Newport12038049545540

Metadata

Title

Mental health status of children receiving care and support by local authority and measure

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

Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

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.

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; Census; Mental health