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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 23rd July 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics AuthorityUK Statistics Authority

DCSF: Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes at 31 March 2009: England and Wales

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This SFR gives statistics on children accommodated in secure children's homes at 31 March 2009 and includes data from England and Wales. The SFR includes information on places approved, and children accommodated by gender, age, length of stay and type of placement.

The latest statistics update those previously released on 24 July 2008.

The key points from this release are:
  • 290 children were accommodated in secure children's homes in England and Wales at 31 March 2009 - 275 in England and 15 in Wales. This represents a rise of 4 per cent on the 2008 total of 280.
  • The number of secure children's homes, open at 31 March 2009 in England and Wales, is 19, the same number as in 2008.
  • At 31 March 2009, there were 340 approved places in these 19 secure children's homes open in England and Wales.
  • 86 per cent of approved places were occupied. This represents an increase from 2008 when the occupancy rate was 81 per cent.
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Additional informationEXCEL (This Excel file contains the tables from this SFR.)
Reference IDSFR16/2009
Coverage Country England & Wales
Date Released23 July 2009
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  mailbox.dataoutputsunit@education.gsi.gov.uk   
PreRelease AccessClick here

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