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Children receiving care and support

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  • Release date: 30 October 2018
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: September 2019
An annual report presenting information on assessments of need for care and support plans.

Key points

  • 48,069 assessments(1)(2)(3) of need for care and support for children were undertaken, which led to the provision of 8,731 care and support plans(1)(2)(3)(4).
  • 827 assessments of need for support for young carers were undertaken, which led to the provision of 615 support plans for young carers. (1)(3)(5)
  • 30,628 care and support plans and support plans were reviewed, of which 27,451 (90 per cent) were within timescales agreed by children and professionals. (1)(2)(3)(5)

Notes

(1) Caerphilly and Newport were only able to provide data up until the 13 February 2018 and 6 March 2018 respectively.
(2) Includes children in the secure estate.
(3) If a child has need for care and support and is also a young carer, the child may have an assessment of their need for care and support, and an assessment of their need for support as a young carer.
(4) Based on data provided by 20 local authorities..
(5) Based on data provided by 21 local authorities.

Further information

Further data tables are available on the StatsWales website.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 0058
Email: stats.pss@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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