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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03

Published: 31 Oct 2003
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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 8 NUMBER OF CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER IN A PLANNED SERIES OF SHORT TERM PLACEMENTS BY GENDER AND AGE GROUP 1-3

Age group

2001-02

2002-03

% change 2002 to 2003

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Male

Under 1

95

4

12

0

-88

1-4

134

5

160

6

20

5-11

517

20

766

28

48

12-15

539

20

530

19

-2

16-17

169

6

183

7

9

Total

1,454

55

1,651

60

14

Female

Under 1

118

4

13

0

-89

1-4

156

6

129

5

-17

5-11

286

11

433

16

51

12-15

492

19

385

14

-22

16-17

129

5

161

6

25

Total

1,181

45

1,120

40

-5

All people

Under 1

213

8

24

1

-89

1-4

290

11

289

10

0

5-11

804

31

1,199

43

49

12-15

1,031

39

915

33

-11

16-17

297

11

344

12

16

Total

2,635

100

2,771

100

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Note : (1) Table includes rounded estimates for local authorities not able to provide information.
Note : (2) Some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.
Note : (3) The short term placements shown here are used by local authorities to provide respite to children and families where this can help to avoid the need for a child to become looked after full time. The use of short term placements is not restricted to disability respite.