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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 5 NUMBER OF CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER ON 31 MARCH 2003 : BY CURRENT DISABILITY STATUS

Statute group

2001-02

2002-03

% change 2002 to 2003

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Significant learning disability

254

2

268

2

5

Mental health problem (medically diagnosed)

19

0

20

0

6

Autism

68

1

46

0

-33

Significant hearing impairment

20

0

19

0

-6

Significant language and communication disorder

17

0

65

1

285

Significant physical or motor impairment

96

1

136

1

42

Significant visual impairment

17

0

14

0

-17

Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

1,262

11

802

7

-36

Other disability

133

1

135

1

2

Multiple disabilities

124

1

85

1

-31

No disabilities, but affected by disability

370

3

361

3

-3

No disabilities, and not affected by disability

8,860

79

9,436

83

7

Total

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.
Note : (4) Table records episodes of care which have begun. A child may start to be looked after more than once in a year and so may be counted more than once here.