Publication - Statistics publication

Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, No.1: 2012 Edition

Published: 29 Feb 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781780456805

statistics on children looked after, child protection and secure care and close support accommodation statistics

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Contents
Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, No.1: 2012 Edition
Main Statistics

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REVISION to 2010-11 Looked after children data

Please note that all the 2010-11 looked after children statistics presented in this publication, other than those on aftercare and short term placements, have since been revised. The revised 2010-11 data are available here:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork/ChildrenSW11Tables

Revised time series figures are available here:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/03/5229/downloads

The figures quoted below are unrevised.

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Main Statistics

1.1 At 31 July 2011 there were 16,171 children looked after by local authorities, an increase of 2 per cent since 31 July 2010. The number of looked after children has increased every year since 2001, and is at its highest since 1981.

1.2 There were 4,845 children who started to be looked after during 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011. This was a very small drop from 4,859 during 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010.

Children looked after per 1,000 of 0-18 population by type of placement, March 1987-2009 and July 2010 - 2011

Children looked after per 1,000 of 0-18 population by type of placement, March 1987-2009 and July 2010 - 2011

1.3 There were 4,746 children who ceased to be looked after during 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011, an increase of 5 per cent from 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010.

1.4 There were 3,662 young people reported to be eligible for aftercare services on 31 July 2011. Thirty Six per cent of those receiving aftercare and who had a known economic activity were in education, training or employment, a decrease of 1 percentage point on 31 July 2010.

Children eligible for aftercare services on 31 July 2011 and percentage of young people receiving aftercare with known economic activity in employment, education or training

Children eligible for aftercare services on 31 July 2011 and percentage of young people receiving aftercare with known economic activity in employment, education or training

1.5 At 31 July 2011 there were 1,810 children and young people under 21 years old being looked after on a current planned series of short term placements.

Children looked after on a series of short term placements on 31 March, 2001-2009 and 31 July 2010-2011

Children looked after on a series of short term placements on 31 March, 2001-2009 and 31 July 2010-2011

1.6 At 31 July 2011, there were 2,571 children on Child Protection Registers, a 2 per cent increase compared with 31 March 2010.

1.7 In 2010/11, the total number of registrations on to child protection registers rose by 9 per cent (from 3,551 in 2009/10 to 3,884 in 2010/11), whereas the total number of de-registrations showed no change compared with the previous year.

Number of Children on Child Protection Registers, by gender, 31 March 2007-2010 and 31 July 2011

Number of Children on Child Protection Registers, by gender, 31 March 2007-2010 and 31 July 2011

1.8 At 31 July 2011, there were seven secure units providing a total of 112 places. However, St. Philips was closing on 4 August 2011 and was 'winding down' from 1 July 2011.

1.9 There were 273 admissions between 1 August 2010 and 1 July 2011. This was a decrease of 13% compared with the period 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010. There were 259 discharges between 1 August 2010 and 1 July 2011 (a decrease of 16% compared with the period 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010).

Secure Accommodation Places, Admissions and Discharges, 2006-07 to 2010-11

Secure Accommodation Places, Admissions and Discharges, 2006-07 to 2010-11


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