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This output compares school age children living in households who approach the City and County of Swansea housing team, with those who do not or the ‘stabily’ housed.

Findings

  • In any given academic year, just over 1% of pupils (between the ages of 5 and 16 years old) were living in households that have accessed the City and County of Swansea housing team.
  • The proportion of children who were eligible for free school meals was greater amongst households accessing the Swansea housing team.
  • Absenteeism varied with academic year, but rates were consistently higher amongst children living in households that were accessing the Swansea housing team.
  • Becoming homeless or at risk of homelessness was associated with a 7% increase in total sessions absent from school.

Contact

Matthew Davies

Telephone: 0300 025 5533

Media

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