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Wales Children Receiving Care and Support Census

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  • Release date: 27 February 2018
  • Period covered: 2017
  • Next update: February 2019
An annual report which includes information on the characteristics and attributes of children receiving care and support (CRCS).

Data also covers primary needs, parental capacity, health, disabilities and the education attainments.

Key points

  • There were 15,930 children receiving care and support included in the CRCS Census at 31 March 2017, which was a rate of 254 per 10,000 children aged under 18 years. Of these, 8,715 (55 per cent) were boys and 7,215 (45 per cent) were girls.
  • One-fifth (22 per cent) of children receiving care and support had a disability.
  • Parental substance or alcohol misuse, domestic abuse and parental mental ill health capacity factors were each recorded for about a quarter of children receiving care and support.
  • The attainment of children receiving care and support at the Foundation Phase and each Key Stage assessment was much lower than the average for all pupils.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6735
Email: stats.pss@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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