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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 3.4 shows that 67 per cent of young people in secure care accommodation on 31 July 2011 were male and 42 per cent were aged 16 years and over. Nearly all young people in secure care accommodation on 31 July 2011 had at least one known disability.

Of all those in secure care at 31 July 2011, by far the largest category was "other social, emotional and behavioural difficulties", where 90 per cent of all young people in secure care were reported as having this disability.

TABLE 3.4: YOUNG PEOPLE IN SECURE CARE ACCOMMODATION AT 31ST MARCH 2007-2010 AND AT 31ST JULY 2011 BY GENDER, AGE, DISABILITY AND LENGTH OF STAY

 NUMBER 31st March... 31st July Percentage of 2011 total
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Gender of residents 
Males 78 59 61 64 60 67
Females 28 32 34 36 30 33
Age of Residents 
13 years old or under 13 8 10 8 9 10
14 years 19 18 29 15 17 19
15 years 42 38 27 43 26 29
16 years or over 32 27 29 34 38 42
Residents with disabilities 
Any known disability 99 64 94 81 88 98
Disability where known 
Social, emotional & behavioural difficulties 99 59 - - - -
Medically diagnosed social, emotional & behavioural difficulties - - 28 25 35 39
Other social, emotional & behavioural difficulties - - 90 78 81 90
Specific learning difficulties * * 15 * 10 11
Mental health problems * 16 16 9 12 13
Language and communication disorder 0 0 7 * * *
Physical or motor impairment 0 0 0 0 * *
Visual impairment * * 11 9 13 14
Combined sight and hearing loss 0 0 0 0 * *
Other    0 9 23 14 21 23
Length of stay of residents at year end 
Less than 1 month 28 33 25 17 34 38
1 month to under 2 months 21 13 16 15 14 16
2 months to under 3 months 12 10 13 11 11 12
3 months to under 6 months 27 22 20 28 12 13
6 months to under 1 year 14 10 15 24 11 12
1 year or more 4 3 6 5 8 9
Total 106 91 95 100 90 100

Notes: Length of stay is truncated at the 31st July for 2011 and 31st March for previous years.
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.  
In 2006/07 and 2007/08, information was collected on 'social, emotional & behavioural difficulties' disability category.  From 2008/09 onwards figures were collected on 'medically diagnosed social, emotional & behavioural difficulties' and 'other social, emotional & behavioural difficulties'.  
For 2009, more detailed information can be published on disability.   Due to small numbers, some disability categories have been included in the 'Other' category.  These include 'autistic spectrum disorder', 'hearing impairment', 'learning disability' and 'other chronic illness/disability'.  Note that a young person can have multiple disabilities.  Comparable data on 'any disability' is not available prior to 2007.  
For 2007/08, the emergency bed has been included for St. Mary's as they were not able to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency beds.
Cells containing * represent numbers that are suppressed to maintain confidentiality.
Age is estimated from 2006 to 2009. Actual age is reported for 2010 (see background notes)
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.
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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