Table 2 Social work orders: 2012-13 to 2018-19

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-166,7 2016-176,7 2017-186,7 2018-196,7
Orders commenced 19,659 20,457 20,121 20,493 20,575 19,480 17,647
Community payback orders1 16,061 18,688 19,065 19,452 19,206 17,877 16,418
Community service orders2 693 227 85 .. .. .. ..
Probation orders2 514 138 62 .. .. .. ..
With an element of unpaid work2 216 71 24 .. .. .. ..
Supervised attendance orders2 1,752 779 358 .. .. .. ..
Drug treatment and testing orders1 639 625 551 533 475 576 595
Fiscal work orders4 508 894 1,027 634
Individuals with orders commenced 17,173 17,682 17,285 17,518 17,495 16,750 15,064
Community payback orders1 13,980 16,082 16,323 16,526 16,165 15,195 13,881
Community service orders2 656 219 83 .. .. .. ..
Probation orders2 490 130 61 .. .. .. ..
With an element of unpaid work2 213 66 24 .. .. .. ..
Supervised attendance orders2 1,472 654 298 .. .. .. ..
Drug treatment and testing orders1 575 597 520 489 446 530 551
Fiscal work orders4 503 884 1,025 632
Orders in force at 31 March
Community payback orders1 13,541 16,020 16,821 17,180 17,485 16,946 16,374
Drug treatment and testing orders1 742 690 595 561 504 561 592
Orders terminated 18,680 20,095 20,098 20,557 20,225 19,925 18,252
Community payback orders1 10,584 16,209 18,264 19,093 18,901 18,416 16,990
Community service orders2 2,037 759 245 109 .. .. ..
Probation orders2 3,339 996 317 127 .. .. ..
Supervised attendance orders2 2,128 1,454 626 298 .. .. ..
Drug treatment and testing orders1 592 677 646 567 532 519 564
Fiscal work orders4 363 792 990 698
Proportion of completions/discharges6 71.1 72.7 69.9 69.5 69.2 69.4 67.9
Community payback orders1,3,5 71.1 74.3 70.6 70.0 69.3 69.3 68.1
Community service orders2,5 73.0 71.7 66.8 66.4 .. .. ..
Probation orders2,5 77.1 80.5 79.8 87.7 .. .. ..
Supervised attendance orders2,5 64.5 59.9 61.0 58.3 .. .. ..
Drug treatment and testing orders1,5 53.4 52.2 55.5 49.6 45.8 38.9 37.3
Fiscal work orders4,5 80.4 82.8 85.8 87.1

1. Figures for community payback orders for the years 2013-14 to 2017-18 and for drug treatment & testing orders for 2016-17 and 2017-18 have been revised from those previously published due to updated information being received from some local authorities. These revisions are particularly substantive for CPO terminations in 2017-18 and CPOs in force at March 2018 due mainly to some councils reporting that orders had not been getting closed off on their IT systems.

2. Information on community service, probation and supervised attendance orders was not collected from local authorities from 2015-16 for orders commenced and from 2016-17 for orders terminated, due to the small numbers involved. These numbers are estimated to be in the region of around 200, 150, 50 and 30 for orders commenced in 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-19, respectively, and 200, 70 and 50 for orders terminated in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

3. As a result of revisions made to the 2012-13 & 2013-14 figures for community payback orders since their original publication, the reason for termination is not known for a small number of orders. The figures for the proportion of completions/discharges have therefore been calculated as a proportion of the orders where this reason was known.

4. Fiscal work orders were introduced nationally on 1 April 2015, having been piloted in a small number of local authority areas since June 2008.

5. Successful completion rates are calculated by taking the number of orders successfully completed or subject to an early discharge and dividing this by total orders terminated less those which finished because they were transferred out (and as per note 4 above, for 2012-13 and 2013-14, less those where the reason for termination was not known).

6. As a result of the introduction of fiscal work orders in 2015-16 and the non-collection of commencements figures for community service, probation and supervised attendance orders from 2015-16, comparisons for total social work orders commenced over the period covered by this table should be interpreted with caution.

7. As a result of the introduction of fiscal work orders in 2015-16 and the non-collection of terminations figures for community service, probation and supervised attendance orders from 2016-17, comparisons for total social work orders completed/terminated over the period covered by this table should be interpreted with caution.


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