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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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 1.5 shows the number of children who were beyond their minimum school leaving age on the date they ceased to be looked after during 2010-11. Please note that a child will be counted more than once if they ceased to be looked after more than once during the reporting year.

Fifty seven per cent of young people who had reached their minimum school leaving age at the time they ceased to be looked after during 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011 had a pathway plan. This is a six percentage point increase from 2009-10. Seventy three per cent had a pathway co-ordinator, an increase of four percentage points from the previous year.

If a young person's final placement type was 'at home' then only 42 per cent of these young people had a pathway plan on the date of discharge, compared with 73 per cent of those whose final placement type was 'away from home'.

Similarly, if a young person's final placement type was 'at home', then only 65 per cent of them had a pathway co-ordinator, compared with 81 per cent of those whose final placement type was 'away from home'.

Table 1.5: Young people ceasing to be looked after during 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011 who were beyond minimum school-leaving age on the date they ceased to be looked after - with a pathway plan, and with a nominated pathway co-ordinator

  Number Percentage
Looked after at home Looked after away from home Total Looked after at home Looked after away from home Total
With a pathway plan on date of discharge 304 537 841 42 73 57
Without a pathway plan on date of discharge 426 196 622 58 27 43
With a nominated pathway co-ordinator on date of discharge 477 597 1,074 65 81 73
Without a nominated pathway co-ordinator on date of discharge 253 136 389 35 19 27
Total 730 733 1,463 100 100 100

Notes:
Figures are provisional and may be revised in 2011-12.
Figures include all episodes of ceasing to be looked after beyond minimum school leaving age (i.e. a child may be counted more than once).


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