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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03

Published: 31 Oct 2003
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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORK STATISTICS 2002-03

TABLE 9 NUMBER OF CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER ON 31 MARCH EACH YEAR BY ACCOMMODATION TYPE, 1971-2003 1-4

Year

Accommodation type

All children looked after

At home

With foster carers or prospective adopters

With friends or relatives 5

In residential care

Number

% year on year change

1971

-

-

-

-

14,788

1972

-

-

-

-

19,166

30

1973

-

-

-

-

20,703

8

1974

-

-

-

-

20,553

-1

1975 3

-

-

-

-

18,936

-8

1976

5,883

3,763

1,430

6,242

17,318

-9

1977

5,593

3,733

1,337

6,209

16,872

-3

1978

-

-

-

-

17,107

1

1979

-

-

-

-

16,887

-1

1980

-

-

-

-

16,845

0

1981

-

-

-

-

17,045

1

1982

-

-

-

-

16,084

-6

1983

-

-

-

-

15,529

-3

1984

-

-

-

-

13,783

-11

1985

-

-

-

-

13,261

-4

1986

-

-

-

-

13,319

0

1987

5,949

2,759

1,025

2,784

12,517

-6

1988

6,064

2,620

939

2,664

12,287

-2

1989

6,262

2,560

851

2,364

12,037

-2

1990

7,128

2,593

928

2,313

12,962

8

1991

6,625

2,492

1,147

2,401

12,665

-2

1992

6,527

2,746

1,200

2,298

12,771

1

1993

6,447

2,574

1,221

2,124

12,371

-3

1994 3

6,335

2,589

1,121

2,083

12,128

-2

1995 3

6,224

2,605

1,021

2,042

11,891

-2

1996 3

6,112

2,620

920

2,001

11,653

-2

1997

6,000

2,635

820

1,960

11,415

-2

1998

5,455

2,794

738

1,817

10,804

-5

1999

5,309

3,155

943

1,784

11,191

4

2000

5,270

3,181

1,274

1,585

11,309

1

2001

4,842

3,280

1,195

1,582

10,897

-4

2002

4,909

3,328

1,409

1,595

11,241

3

2003

4,851

3,468

1,518

1,550

11,388

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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) Figures for 1975, and 1994-1996 are estimated
Note : (4) For cells shown as "-", figures are not available
Note : (5) Includes other community placements