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Child Safety and Wellbeing - Secure Accommodation

Secure Accommodation key trends

Last update March 2017



There were 90 secure places available in five secure units excluding emergency beds on 31 July 2016. There were an additional 6 beds available across these units for emergency and respite use – these would only be used if required and on a very short-term basis.

There was an overall increase in the average bed occupation during the year, but this has been caused by a doubling of the number of placements from outside Scotland. Accounting for placements from Scottish local authorities, average occupation has fallen.

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