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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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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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Table 1.1: Number of children looked after by accommodation, 1971-2011

Year Accommodation type All children looked after
At home With foster carers or prospective adopters Other community placement In residential care
1971 - - - - 14,788
1972 - - - - 19,166
1973 - - - - 20,703
1974 - - - - 20,553
1975 - - - - 18,936
1976 5,883 3,763 1,430 6,242 17,318
1977 5,593 3,733 1,337 6,209 16,872
1978 - - - - 17,107
1979 - - - - 16,887
1980 - - - - 16,845
1981 - - - - 17,045
1982 - - - - 16,084
1983 - - - - 15,529
1984 - - - - 13,783
1985 - - - - 13,261
1986 - - - - 13,319
1987 5,949 2,759 1,025 2,784 12,517
1988 6,064 2,620 939 2,664 12,287
1989 6,262 2,560 851 2,364 12,037
1990 7,128 2,593 928 2,313 12,962
1991 6,625 2,492 1,147 2,401 12,665
1992 6,527 2,746 1,200 2,298 12,771
1993 6,447 2,574 1,221 2,124 12,371
1994 6,335 2,589 1,121 2,083 12,128
1995 6,224 2,605 1,021 2,042 11,891
1996 6,112 2,620 920 2,001 11,653
1997 6,000 2,635 820 1,960 11,415
1998 5,455 2,794 738 1,817 10,804
1999 5,309 3,155 943 1,784 11,191
2000 5,270 3,181 1,274 1,585 11,309
2001 4,842 3,280 1,195 1,582 10,897
2002 4,909 3,328 1,409 1,595 11,241
2003 4,851 3,468 1,518 1,550 11,388
2004 4,982 3,608 1,518 1,567 11,675
2005 5,179 3,660 1,807 1,539 12,185
2006 5,517 3,915 1,912 1,638 12,982
2007 5,986 4,275 2,138 1,661 14,060
2008 6,360 4,480 2,435 1,613 14,888
2009 5,924 4,741 3,042 1,580 15,287
2010 6,193 4,996 3,223 1,480 15,892
2011 5,437 5,296 3,963 1,475 16,171

Notes: Table excludes planned series of short term placements.
Figures for 2011 are provisional and may be revised in 2011-12.
Prior to 2008, table includes estimates wherever local authorities were not able to provide data.
Young people aged 18-21 are included from 2006 onwards, and figures for 2009 include a small number of over 21yr olds.
Table includes rounded estimates for local authorities not able to provide information in all years up to 2004. For this reason, the total for all children looked after may not exactly equal the sum of its component parts.
For cells shown as "-", figures are not available.
Figures are estimates for 1975, 1994, 1995 and 1996.
"Other community placement" includes "with friends/relatives" as well as "in other community".
Figures up to 2009 are as at 31 March. Figures from 2010 onwards are as at 31 July


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