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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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, No.1: 2012 Edition
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Table 3.3 shows there was an average of 85 residents in secure care accommodation throughout 2010-11, down 15 per cent from 100 in the previous year. The number of young people in secure care accommodation throughout the year ranged from 73 to 94.

This table also shows there was an average of 21 residents in close support accommodation throughout 2010-11, an increase of 11 per cent in the previous year. The number of young people in close support accommodation throughout the year ranged from 19 to 25.

There were 273 admissions in secure care accommodation between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2011. This was a decrease of 13 per cent compared with the period 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010. There were 259 discharges between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2011 (a decrease of 16 per cent compared with the period 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010).

For close support accommodation, there were 42 admissions and 42 discharges between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2011. There was a decrease of admissions of 24 per cent and a decrease of discharges of 18 per cent when compared with the previous period (1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010).

TABLE 3.3: SECURE CARE AND CLOSE SUPPORT ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY AND USAGE 2007-2011

  Statistics relating to the year ending % change
 31st March... 31st July
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2010-11
Secure Accommodation
Places at 31st March 112 100 124 106 112 6%
Admissions during the year 307 346 272 314 273 -13%
Discharges during the year 278 362 268 309 259 -16%
Average number of residents during the year 94 102 90 100 85 -15%
Minimum number of residents during the year 76 85 80 90 73 -19%
Maximum number of residents during the year 108 112 102 110 94 -15%
Number of nights emergency bed used during the year - - - 38 11 -71%
Number of residents emergency bed used for during the year - - - 10 2 -80%
Close Support Accommodation 
Places at 31st March - - - 29 29 0%
Admissions during the year - - - 55 42 -24%
Discharges during the year - - - 51 42 -18%
Average number of residents during the year - - - 19 21 11%
Minimum number of residents during the year - - - 13 19 46%
Maximum number of residents during the year - - - 24 25 4%


Notes:  
Information on close support accommodation was collected for the first time in 2010. Reported usage relates only to close support care provided in dedicated close support units, and does not include any close support provided in alternative settings.
Information on emergency bed usage was collected for the first time in 2010. 3 units reported having an emergency bed: Rossie School, Good Shepherd & Kibble (see background notes for definition of an emergency bed)
St. Mary's Kenmure was temporarily closed on 30 March 2008 and had a sequential re-opening from 4 August 2008 when it's bed complement was as follows:-
4 August to 24 August = 6 beds, 25 August to 14 September = 12 beds, 15 September to 5 October = 18 beds and from 6 October onwards = 24 beds.
Therefore, there were no young people in St. Mary's Kenmure from 30 March 2008 to 3 August 2008.  
Young people can be admitted and discharged more than once during the year.
For 2007/08, young people using the emergency bed have been included for St. Mary's Kenmure as they were not able to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency beds.
Good Shepherd reported over capacity by one child for each day on 30/6/09, 30/9/09, 13/10/09, 26/10/09, 3/11-15/11/09,1/12/09-4/1/10, 19/1-21/1/10, 17/2-22/3/10. However, this is likely to be a recording error.
St. Mary's Kenmure reported over capacity by one child for each day from 13/8-16/8/08 and 28/8-5/9/08.  However, this is likely to be a recording error.
Kibble reported over capacity by one child for each day from  11/1-21/1/08.  However, this is likely to be a recording error.
Average, maximum and minimum number of residents decreased in 2005 due in part to improvements in data reporting.
Change in reporting period for 2010/11 (from August to July).  Previous years were from April to March.
Data revised for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
Average, minimum and maximum number of residents during 2009/10 corrected for close support accommodation.
St. Philip's closed on 4 August 2011 and 'wound down' between 1 July 2011 and 31 July 2011.
St. Mary's Kenmure's bed capacity increased on 1 July 2011 to 24 (from 18).
St. Mary's Kenmure reported overcapacity for 9 periods which was due to using their 'mothballed' unit.
St. Philip's reported overcapacity for 9 periods which was most likely due to using their 'mothballed' unit.


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