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25 FEB 2015

Welsh Government publishes annual report on children in need

Welsh Government publishes annual report on children in need
The Welsh Government has published its annual report on children in need, which includes data on disability and parenting capacity factors.

Key points

  • There were 20,145 children in need included in the children in need census at 31 March 2014, which was a rate of 320 per 10,000 children aged under 18 years, and 80 who were unborn.
  • More than a third (36 per cent) of referrals were from local authority departments and a further 32 per cent were 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.

To download the report, click here .

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For further information about the report, contact:

Tel: 029 2082 3625
Email: stats.pss@wales.gsi.gov.uk