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Young People in Residential Care - Secure Care Accomodation only available from 2004/05

Title: Young people in secure care accommodation with data available on children in non-secure accommodation until 2003/04. Information also available on young people in dedicated close support care accommodation from 2009/10.

Source: The Scottish Government

Description: Local authorities have a responsibility to provide accommodation and support to children who need it. The bulletin gives the characteristics of these children and the care establishments they live in.

Key variables: information on secure care units (places, emergency bed usage, average cost per bed per week, staffing and secure authorisations turned down) and characteristics of the young person, admissions and discharges in secure care and close support accommodation. Please note that data on children in non-secure residential accommodation (collected from the residential survey) is available until 2003/04 but the secure accommodation census is still ongoing. Some data on residential accommodation is available through the Children Looked After survey at - Children Looked After.

Figures available by: Gender, age, length of stay, local authority area.

Frequency of publication: Annual




Web Address

From 2011* From February 2012 onwards See Children's Social Work Statistics Publication page
2010* September 2010

Childrens Social Work Statistics 2009-10

2009* September 2009 Secure care accommodation statistics 2008-09
2008* September 2008 Secure accommodation statistics 2007-08
2007* September 2007 Secure accommodation statistics 2006-07
2006* September 2006 Secure accommodation statistics 2005-06
2005* October 2005

Children's social work statistics 2004-05


October 2004

Children's social work statistics 2003-04


October 2003

Children's social work statistics 2002-03


January 2003

Children in residential accommodation 2001-02


September 2002

Children in residential accommodation 2000-01

* Secure accommodation statistics only from 2004-05 as the residential accommodation survey on non-secure accommodation finished after 2003-04.

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