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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 6 NUMBER OF CHILDREN CEASING TO BE LOOKED AFTER IN 2002-03 LENGTH OF TIME LOOKED AFTER BY AGE

Length of time looked after

Ages of children at time of ceasing to be looked after

Total

Under 1

1-4

5-11

12-15

16-17

18

Under 6 weeks

26

86

144

151

29

4

440

6 weeks to under 6 months

26

56

92

155

83

9

422

6 months to under 1 year

17

133

190

216

162

12

732

1 year to under 3 years

244

385

430

580

32

1,670

3 years to under 5 years

54

143

109

171

28

506

5 years to under 10 years

59

39

107

28

233

10 years and over

2

1

14

14

32

Total

70

573

1,015

1,102

1,146

128

4,034

Proportion of children by age group

Ages of children at time of ceasing to be looked after

Total

Length of time looked after

Under 1

1-4

5-11

12-15

16-17

18

Under 6 weeks

37

15

14

14

3

3

11

6 weeks to under 6 months

38

10

9

14

7

7

10

6 months to under 1 year

25

23

19

20

14

9

18

1 year to under 3 years

43

38

39

51

25

41

3 years to under 5 years

9

14

10

15

22

12

5 years to under 10 years

6

4

9

22

6

10 years and over

0

0

1

11

1

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Percentage change since 2001-02

Ages of children at time of ceasing to be looked after

Total

Length of time looked after

Under 1

1-4

5-11

12-15

16-17

18

Under 6 weeks

-27

-52

-9

-28

19

-41

-28

6 weeks to under 6 months

-14

-29

-27

-20

15

140

-17

6 months to under 1 year

55

47

20

-15

-4

27

6

1 year to under 3 years

5

18

-5

10

-26

6

3 years to under 5 years

-2

8

4

-22

-21

-7

5 years to under 10 years

68

-29

20

-5

12

10 years and over

-77

-90

0

-37

-44

Total

-10

-10

8

-14

3

-15

-4