Criminal justice social work statistics: 2019 to 2020

National-level information, as well as some local authority breakdowns, on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland. Also includes data on justice social work services and social work orders, as well as characteristics of the individuals involved.

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Table 19 Reason for not meeting timescales for starting community payback order work placement: 2019-20

Reason for work placement starting later than 7 working days after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up for first day of placement 27.4
Currently on order or supervision 9.7
Offender in custody 2.9
First direct contact occurred late 6.3
Offender ill 4.9
Offender undertaking paid employment 6.2
Suitable work not available 2.2
Other: client based 22.7
Suitable social work staff not available 0.4
Other: non-client based 17.2

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



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