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Wales Children in Need Census

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  • Release date: 27 February 2014
  • Period covered: 2013
  • Next update: February 2015
An annual report which includes data on disability and parenting capacity factors.

Key points

  • There were 19,920 children in need included in the CIN census at 31 March 2013, which was a rate of 315 per 10,000 children aged under 18 years, and 60 who were unborn.
  • More than a third (36 per cent) of referrals were from local authority departments and a further 30 per cent from the police and primary or community health services.
  • Over one-fifth (22 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.

Contact

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

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