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Information on children on care orders and in placements, adoptions from care and numbers of children and young persons leaving care for April 2022 to March 2023.

A child is a person who is aged under 18. Section 74 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (UK legislation) states that a child who is looked after by a local authority is a child who is in its care; or provided with accommodation, for a continuous period of more than 24 hours, by the authority in the exercise of any functions which are social services functions, apart from functions under Section 15, Part 4, or Sections 109, 114 or 115.

New data is based on the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, or the position at 31 March 2023.


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