Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2016-17

A national statistics publication for Scotland.

Table 16 Reason for not meeting timescales for community payback orders: 2016‑17

Reason why first direct contact more than 1 working day after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up 41.4
Currently on order or supervision 4.5
Offender in custody 3.0
Offender undertaking paid employment 2.4
Offender ill 1.3
Other: client based 16.5
Social worker not available 3.3
Other: non-client based 27.7
Reason why first induction/case management meeting more than 5 working days after order imposed
Offender did not turn up 23.7
First direct contact occurred late 6.2
Currently on order or supervision 5.8
Offender in custody 3.6
Offender undertaking paid employment 3.7
Offender ill 2.0
Other: client based 29.7
Suitable social work staff not available 3.7
Other: non-client based 21.6

Note: 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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