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Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2015-2016

National-level information on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland, including data on criminal justice social work services and social work orders.

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Table 15 Timescales for first direct contact and induction/case management meeting for community payback orders: 2011-12 to 2015-16

2011-12 2012-13 1 2013-14 1 2014-15 1 2015-16
Number
Total 10,228 16,063 18,689 19,064 19,410
Time between order imposed and first contact
Within 1 working day 7,319 11,981 13,776 13,708 13,919
Over 1 - 5 working days 1,255 1,517 1,812 1,886 1,589
Over 5 working days 961 1,639 1,878 2,151 2,516
Not known/applicable 693 926 1,223 1,319 1,386
Time between order imposed and first induction/case management meeting
Within 5 working days 7,484 11,969 13,952 14,237 14,042
Over 5 - 10 working days 833 1,270 1,667 1,582 1,683
Over 10 working days 734 1,205 1,562 1,672 1,975
Not known/applicable 1,177 1,619 1,508 1,573 1,710
Percentage
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Time between order imposed and first contact
Within 1 working day 76.8 79.2 78.9 77.2 77.2
Over 1 - 5 working days 13.2 10.0 10.4 10.6 8.8
Over 5 working days 10.1 10.8 10.8 12.1 14.0
Time between order imposed and first induction/case management meeting
Within 5 working days 82.7 82.9 81.2 81.4 79.3
Over 5 - 10 working days 9.2 8.8 9.7 9.0 9.5
Over 10 working days 8.1 8.3 9.1 9.6 11.2

Notes: Orders where the client did not/was unable to comply or transferred from another jurisdiction are included in the 'not known/applicable' category. These cases are not included in the percentage figures. The first induction/case management meeting involves clarifying health and safety procedures, requirements and expectations, and drawing up a case management plan.

1. Figures for 2012-13 to 2014-15 have been revised from those previously published due to the receipt of updated information from some councils.

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