Information on the characteristics and attributes of children receiving care and support as at 31 March 2017.
- 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%) were boys and 7,215 (45%) were girls.
- One-fifth (22%) 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.
Wales Children Receiving Care and Support Census, as at 31 March 2017 (experimental Statistics)
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