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:
Revised time series figures are available here:
The figures quoted below are unrevised.
Table 1.3 shows the number of children who started being looked after between 2001-02 and 2010-11. Please note that a child will be counted more than once if they started being looked after more than once during the reporting year.
There were 4,845 children who started to be looked after during 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2011. Although there was virtually no change, this was a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared with the same period the previous year, and is at its lowest level since 2005-06.
Over time, the figures show that there are has been an increasing trend in the number of younger children starting to be looked after, whilst the number of children aged 12 or older starting to be looked after has been falling.
Table 1.3: Number of children starting to be looked after 2002-2011, by age and gender
|Age/gender||Children starting to be looked after in year ending||Percentage of 2011 total|
|31st March…||31st July|
Notes: Table excludes planned series of short term placements.
Figures for 2010-11 are provisional and may be revised in 2011-12.
Falkirk did not provide information on children starting to be looked after in 2007-08.
Prior to 2008, table includes rounded estimates wherever local authorities were not able to provide information.
Prior to 2005 'unknowns' were allocated to a category rather than being reported as unknown. For this reason, totals do not always exactly equal the sum of their parts, due to rounding.
The number of looked after children aged 18+ was not asked for prior to 2006.
A child may start to be looked after more than once in a year and so may be counted more than once.
Changes between 2003-04 and 2004-05 are partly due to improved recording.
The 18-21 category in this table may include a small number of looked after young people who were over 21yrs
Due to rounding, the percentage totals may not equal the sum of their parts
The number of children starting to be looked after during 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 was 5,191.
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