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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 1.4 shows the number of children who ceased being looked after between 2001-02 to 2010-11. Please note that a child will be counted more than once if they ceased being looked after more than once during the reporting year.

There were 4,746 children who ceased being looked after during the period 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011. This was an increase of 5 per cent compared with the period 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010.

The number of children who had been looked after for 1 year or more at the time of ceasing to be looked after has increased every year since 2004-05, whereas the number of children who had been looked after for less than 1 year at the time of ceasing to be looked after fell for the third consecutive year.

Table 1.4: Number of children ceasing to be looked after, by length of time looked after and age, 2002-2011

Age Length of time looked after Children ceasing to be looked after in year ending Percentage of 2011 totals
31 March… 31 July
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Under 1                        
  Under 6 weeks 42 26 72 56 39 55 46 63 52 36 29
  6 weeks to under 6 months 25 26 25 28 44 29 33 42 43 58 47
  6 months to under 1 year 11 17 9 9 19 13 21 30 14 30 24
  Not known             1 0 0 0 0
  Total 78 70 107 93 102 97 101 135 109 124 100
1-4                        
  Under 6 weeks 193 86 167 126 96 87 119 102 86 89 10
  6 weeks to under 6 months 90 56 116 56 67 80 119 70 75 66 8
  6 months to under 1 year 92 133 120 93 120 136 119 115 132 156 18
  1 year to under 3 years 211 244 184 195 235 254 255 395 381 451 51
  3 years to under 5 years 49 54 38 26 48 54 66 82 110 117 13
  Not known             16 0 0 0 0
  Total 635 573 625 496 566 611 694 764 784 879 100
5-11                        
  Under 6 weeks 229 144 169 145 97 105 141 132 99 92 7
  6 weeks to under 6 months 144 92 140 80 86 112 96 68 89 92 7
  6 months to under 1 year 146 190 189 161 157 185 173 182 208 199 15
  1 year to under 3 years 276 385 269 317 400 351 343 382 401 495 38
  3 years to under 5 years 110 143 162 114 162 190 206 212 207 266 20
  5 years and over 39 61 51 71 84 86 102 103 106 159 12
  Not known             26 0 0 0 0
  Total 943 1,015 979 888 986 1,029 1,087 1,079 1,110 1,303 100
12-15                        
  Under 6 weeks 306 151 182 182 140 130 127 103 102 69 7
  6 weeks to under 6 months 213 155 180 143 154 146 149 98 109 106 10
  6 months to under 1 year 228 217 215 170 164 204 216 244 221 214 21
  1 year to under 3 years 388 430 321 285 336 304 337 379 427 428 41
  3 years to under 5 years 91 109 120 86 81 82 134 108 107 116 11
  5 years and over 56 40 46 41 65 58 79 84 87 99 10
  Not known             20 0 0 0 0
  Total 1,281 1,102 1,065 907 940 924 1,062 1,016 1,053 1,032 100
16+                        
  Under 6 weeks 90 33 50 68 18 21 27 9 3 12 1
  6 weeks to under 6 months 84 92 121 83 54 104 107 55 33 41 3
  6 months to under 1 year 176 175 179 184 194 267 274 196 189 136 10
  1 year to under 3 years 535 613 543 510 553 606 656 562 602 563 40
  3 years to under 5 years 236 198 223 169 243 243 247 250 248 271 19
  5 years and over 143 163 129 166 229 242 233 328 373 385 27
  Not known             25 0 0 0 0
  Total 1,264 1,274 1,245 1,180 1,291 1,483 1,569 1,400 1,448 1,408 100
TOTAL                        
  Under 6 weeks 861 440 640 578 390 398 460 409 342 298 6
  6 weeks to under 6 months 556 421 583 390 405 471 504 333 349 363 8
  6 months to under 1 year 652 732 713 617 654 805 803 767 764 735 15
  1 year to under 3 years 1,410 1,672 1,317 1,308 1,524 1,515 1,591 1,718 1,811 1,937 41
  3 years to under 5 years 485 504 543 395 534 569 653 652 672 770 16
  5 years and over 237 264 225 278 378 386 414 515 566 643 14
  Not known             88 0 0 0 0
  Total 4,202 4,034 4,021 3,566 3,885 4,144 4,513 4,394 4,504 4,746 100

Notes: Table excludes children who are on a planned series of short term placements.
Figures for 2011 are provisional and may be revised in 2011-12.
Fife did not provide information on children ceasing to be looked after in 2007-08.
Fife's figures from 2006-07 have been incorporated into this table for 2007-08.
Falkirk did not provide information on length of time looked after for children ceasing to be looked after in 2007-08. The total numbers of children ceasing to be looked after in this local authority for 2007-08 have been included as "not known".
Prior to 2008, table includes estimates wherever local authorities were not able to provide data. In 2000 to 2004 some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding estimated figures.
A child may cease to be looked after more than once during the year and will be counted once for each episode of care ending.
Some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.
The number of children ceasing to be looked after during 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 was 4,625.


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