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The latest national statistics on Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families were released on 24th July 2008 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics AuthorityUK Statistics Authority

DCSF: Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes at 31 March 2008: England and Wales

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Statistics on Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes are published as Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes at 31 March 2008 and include data from England and Wales. The SFR covers information on places approved and children accommodated by gender, age, length of stay and type of placement.

The latest statistics report at 31 March 2008 and update those previously released on 24 July 2007.

The key points from the latest release are:
  • 280 children were accommodated in secure children's homes in England and Wales at 31 March 2008 - 265 in England and 15 in Wales. This represents a fall of 9 per cent on the 2007 total of 305.

  • At 31 March 2008, there were 340 approved places in the 19 secure children's homes open in England and Wales.

  • 81 per cent of approved places were occupied, a slight increase on the previous year and ending the downward trend of recent years.
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Additional informationEXCEL (Tables 1 to 3 from the SFR)
Reference IDSFR17/2008
Coverage Country England & Wales
Date Released24 July 2008
Main Category Health, well-being and Care
Sub CategoryCare    Click on subcategory link to see if there is later information
TypeStatistical First Release
ContactThe Data Outputs Unit   
PreRelease AccessClick here

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