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 18 Reason for not meeting timescales for starting community payback order work placement: 2015-16

Reason for work placement starting later than 7 working days after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up for first day of placement 21.1
Currently on order or supervision 10.8
Offender in custody 2.2
First direct contact occurred late 5.9
Offender ill 3.8
Offender undertaking paid employment 3.4
Suitable work not available 2.2
Other: client based 25.7
Suitable social work staff not available 3.2
Other: non-client based 21.7

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


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