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Child Safety and Wellbeing - Secure Accommodation

Secure Accommodation key trends

Last update March 2018

There were 84 secure places available in five secure units excluding emergency beds on 31 July 2017, 6 fewer places than last year. 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 were an average of 76 residents in secure care accommodation throughout 2016-17, an decrease of 11% from 85 residents in the previous year. Placements from outside Scotland account for 30% of secure unit admissions this year, and have increased sharply over the past few years. The number of residents placed from Scottish local authorities has fallen.

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