Table 1.7 shows the number of children with a current planned series of short term placements at 31 July 2011, by type of placement.
At 31 July 2011 there were 1,810 children being looked after on a current planned series of short term placements. For the first time this includes all children and young people on a current planned series of short term placements under the age of 21 years. The number of children under 18 years was 1,627, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to the number of children under 18 years at 31 July 2010.
Sixty nine per cent of all these were looked after in residential establishments, whilst 20 per cent of all these children were looked after in foster placements.
Table 1.7: All children with a current planned series of short term placements at 31 July 2011, by type of placement
|Type of placement||Number of children||Percentage|
Figures include any child who was aged under 21 years on 31st July and who has a current plan, even if they were not actually accommodated on 31st July, and who have not got an open LAC episode on 31st July, or are reported as being eligible for aftercare support on 31st July. Previous years figures include children up to 18 years.
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