DataCare Country Overview - Sweden
In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member States and the UK currently collect data on the situation of children in alternative care.
The Child Welfare Intervention Register is a population-based national public authority register (administrative data system) that covers individual data on child welfare interventions using the unique personal identification number (PIN: personnummer) that all Swedish residents have. Data collected include the type of alternative care provision, whether the intervention is voluntary or coercive, and time-series of placement histories. Through the use of the PIN, statistics include aggregated measures of pharmaceutical drug prescriptions, and compulsory school and upper secondary school completion rates.