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

Destination after leaving care

Ages of children at time of ceasing to be looked after

Total

Under 1

1-4

5-11

12-15

16-17

18

Home with parents

49

382

726

850

697

44

2,748

Friends / relatives

7

61

103

87

67

7

332

Adoption

5

49

48

4

1

4

111

Supported accommodation / own tenancy

0

1

1

5

156

31

194

Other

9

80

136

156

225

42

649

Total

70

573

1,015

1,102

1,146

128

4,051

Proportion of children by age group

Destination after leaving care

Ages of children at time of ceasing to be looked after

Total

Under 1

1-4

5-11

12-15

16-17

18

Home with parents

70

67

72

77

61

34

68

Friends / relatives

9

11

10

8

6

6

8

Adoption

8

9

5

0

0

3

3

Supported accommodation / own tenancy

0

0

0

0

14

24

5

Other

13

14

13

14

20

33

16

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Percentage change since 2001-02

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

Home with parents

-19

-7

4

-14

-3

-16

-6

Friends / relatives

5

-6

23

-21

1

-21

-2

Adoption

-7

-2

56

50

31

-

23

Supported accommodation / own tenancy

-

-

-75

-49

-5

-28

-16

Other

75

-27

8

-11

38

-9

3

Total

-10

-10

8

-14

3

-15

-4