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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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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORK STATISTICS 2002-03

TABLE 3 NUMBER OF CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER ON 31 MARCH 2003 : BY TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION 1-3

Type of accommodation

31 March 2002

31 March 2003

% change

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

2002 to 2003

In the community:

At home with parents

4,909

44

4,851

43

-1

With friends / relatives

1,303

12

1,445

13

11

With foster carers

3,170

28

3,288

29

4

With prospective adopters

158

1

180

2

14

In other community

106

1

73

1

-31

Total

9,646

86

9,838

86

2

In residential accommodation:

In local authority home

717

6

697

6

-3

In voluntary sector home

56

1

83

1

47

In residential school

672

6

640

6

-5

In secure accommodation

93

1

92

1

-2

In other residential accommodation

55

0

38

0

-31

Total

1,595

14

1,550

14

-3

Total children looked after

11,241

100

11,388

100

1

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.