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Wales Children in Need Census

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  • Release date: 9 March 2016
  • Period covered: 2015
  • Next update: 8 March 2017
An annual report which includes data on disability and parenting capacity factors.

Key points

  • There were 19,385 children in need included in the CIN census at 31 March 2015, which was a rate of 308 per 10,000 children aged under 18 years, and 95 who were unborn.
  • More than a third (38 per cent) of referrals were from local authority departments and a further 33 per cent from the police and primary or community health services.
  • Over one-fifth (21 per cent) of children in need had a disability.
  • Parental substance misuse, domestic abuse and parental mental ill health capacity factors were each recorded for about a quarter of children in need.
  • The attainment of children in need at each Key Stage assessment was much lower than the average for all pupils.


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