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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03

Published: 31 Oct 2003
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Statistics

Statistics on child protection, children looked after, children in residential accommodation, social work staff and finance in Scotland

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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03
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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORK STATISTICS 2002-03

TABLE 22 CHILDREN WHO WERE SUBJECT TO A CASE CONFERENCE 1,2 : PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN PRIOR TO REFERRAL

Placement of children prior to referral

Year Ended 31 March……

referral

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

At home

2,467

2,651

2,381

2,281

2,006

2,382

2,812

With relatives

88

97

152

113

150

170

95

With foster carers

63

66

87

75

73

210

135

In a residential establishment (3)

NA

14

22

23

25

27

29

Other placement

99

61

91

100

98

62

103

Total

2,717

2,889

2,734

2,593

2,352

2,851

3,173

Proportion of children by year

Placement of children prior to referral

Year Ended 31 March……

referral

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

At home

91

92

87

88

85

84

89

With relatives

3

3

6

4

6

6

3

With foster carers

2

2

3

3

3

7

4

In a residential establishment (3)

NA

0

1

1

1

1

1

Other placement

4

2

3

4

4

2

3

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Percentage change since previous year

Placement of children prior to referral

Year Ended 31 March……

referral

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

At home

7

-10

-4

-12

19

18

With relatives

10

58

-26

33

14

-44

With foster carers

6

32

-14

-2

186

-36

In a residential establishment (3)

-

53

6

9

10

4

Other placement

-39

51

10

-2

-37

66

Total

6

-5

-5

-9

21

11

Note: (1) Children referred for child protection inquiries in the years ended 31 March for the relevant year who were subject to a case conference.
Note: (2) Some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.
Note: (3) This was not an option in 1997.