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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics School attendance of children receiving care and support by measure and year
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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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Attendance rate2,399,2802,614,190922,381,7352,599,87792966,0591,079,87989
Authorised absence rate140,5772,614,1905142,7832,599,877565,4721,079,8796
Unauthorised absence rate74,3332,614,190375,3582,599,877348,3481,079,8794

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

Autumn 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

Information on education, for children receiving care and support, has not yet been updated. The Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) data collection for 2021 has not yet taken place, which is due to the pandemic. However, the PLASC data collection will be undertaken during the summer term and the education data will be updated on StatsWales in the autumn.

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.

Keywords

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

Statistical quality

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