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Analysis of the factors contributing to the high rates of care in Wales

Hodges, Helen R. and Bristow, Dan 2019. Analysis of the factors contributing to the high rates of care in Wales. Wales Centre for Public Policy. Available at:

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On 31st March 2018, there were 6,405 children looked after in Wales, almost 1,900 more children than were looked after in 2006. Over that time Wales has consistently had more children looked after per 10,000 of the population than the rest of the UK, and that gap has widened. Within Wales, while most Local Authorities have seen a rise in both the number and rate of children looked after, there is significant variation; and some have seen the rate of children looked after fall since 2014. Using published data, this report explores what we can say about the factors that are driving these trends.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Wales Centre for Public Policy
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 1 May 2019
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 13:44

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