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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03

Published: 31 Oct 2003
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Statistics on child protection, children looked after, children in residential accommodation, social work staff and finance in Scotland

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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORK STATISTICS 2002-03

TABLE 10 CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER, CHILDREN STARTING AND CEASING TO BE LOOKED AFTER 2002-03 : BY LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA 1-4

Local authority area

Number of children looked after

Churn in episodes of care

on 31 March 2003

per 1,000 people 0-17 6

% change in last year

Starting to be looked after in 2002-03

Starts as % of total

Ceasing to be looked after in 2002-03

Aberdeen City 5

395

10

-13

235

60

80

Aberdeenshire

355

7

2

115

32

125

Angus

180

8

3

70

39

65

Argyll & Bute

220

12

13

110

50

85

Clackmannanshire

115

10

10

55

47

45

Dumfries & Galloway

355

11

0

160

45

165

Dundee City

360

13

0

170

48

175

East Ayrshire

345

13

18

145

42

90

East Dunbartonshire

90

4

11

45

48

50

East Lothian

175

8

7

90

50

75

East Renfrewshire

65

3

-12

15

21

15

Edinburgh, City of

1,110

14

7

425

38

355

Eilean Siar

55

10

10

20

36

15

Falkirk

260

8

11

100

38

65

Fife

500

7

10

215

43

170

Glasgow City

2,435

21

-6

670

28

750

Highland

365

8

-8

145

39

175

Inverclyde

225

12

17

180

80

220

Midlothian

230

12

10

70

30

50

Moray

150

8

13

175

114

165

North Ayrshire

360

12

-4

110

30

95

North Lanarkshire

605

8

10

260

43

255

Orkney Isles

25

6

-17

5

28

10

Perth & Kinross

160

6

5

55

35

55

Renfrewshire

515

14

-1

265

51

135

Scottish Borders

195

9

15

95

47

70

Shetland

30

6

-9

10

28

10

South Ayrshire

190

8

6

75

40

65

South Lanarkshire

440

7

-3

170

39

170

Stirling

160

9

15

70

44

50

West Dunbartonshire

275

13

-6

115

42

95

West Lothian

440

11

-1

85

19

90

Scotland

11,388

10

1

4,513

40

4,034

Note : (1) Table excludes children who are on a planned series of short term placements.
Note : (2) Table includes rounded estimates for local authorities not able to provide information.
Note : (3) Some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.
Note : (4) Figures given to the nearest 5 to preserve confidentiality
Note : (5) Aberdeen City were unable to split up the short term placements. This has been estimated based on Scotland figures
Note : (6) Children aged 0-17 (source: General Register Office (Scotland) - 2002 mid-year estimates)