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Statistics Publication Notice: Health and Care Series: Children Looked After Statistics 2009-10

Contains information on the numbers of looked after children, eligible for aftercare services and on a planned series of short-term placements.


ANNEX A PLACEMENT TYPES WHILST BEING LOOKED AFTER

At home with parent(s)
At home with parent(s) or 'relevant person(s)' as defined in Sec. 93(2)(b) of the Children's (Scotland) Act 1995.

With friends / relatives
Placed with friends or relatives who are not approved foster carers.

With foster carers provided by the local authority
Placed with approved foster carers provide by the local authority.

With foster carers purchased by the local authority
Placed with approved foster carers purchased by the local authority.

With prospective adopters
Placed with prospective adopters.

Other community
A known community setting, but does not fit with one of the above. For example, supported accommodation.

Local authority home
Placed in local authority children's home/hostel, local authority home/hostel for children with learning disabilities, local authority home/hostel for physically disabled children.

Voluntary home
Placed in voluntary children's home/hostel, in voluntary home/hostel for children with learning disabilities, in voluntary home/hostel for physically disabled children.

Residential school
Placed in local authority residential school (home/hostel), in voluntary residential school (home/hostel), in private school, in independent school.

Secure accommodation
Placed in secure accommodation.

Crisis Care:
For example: in women's refuge, in local authority hostel for offenders, in voluntary hostel for offenders, in local authority hostel for drug/alcohol abusers, in voluntary hostel for drug/alcohol abusers.

Other residential
Placed in a known residential setting but does not fit with one of the above.

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