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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 16 Reason for not meeting timescales for community payback orders: 2015‑16

Percentage
Reason why first direct contact more than 1 working day after order imposed
Offender did not turn up 35.6
Currently on order or supervision 5.6
Offender in custody 3.6
Offender undertaking paid employment 2.0
Offender ill 1.4
Other: client based 18.0
Social worker not available 3.4
Other: non-client based 30.5
Reason why first induction/case management meeting more than 5 working days after order imposed
Offender did not turn up 14.7
First direct contact occurred late 8.5
Currently on order or supervision 15.0
Offender in custody 3.5
Offender undertaking paid employment 2.7
Offender ill 2.4
Other: client based 30.0
Suitable social work staff not available 3.9
Other: non-client based 19.3

Notes: This table does not include information for some local authorities unable to supply this information. Orders transferred from other jurisdictions are not included.

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