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The latest national statistics on Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes produced by the Department for Education were released on 7th July 2010 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics AuthorityUK Statistics Authority

DfE: Children Accommodated in Secure Children's Homes at 31 March 2010: England and Wales

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This SFR gives statistics on children accommodated in secure children's homes at 31 March 2010 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 23 July 2009.

The key points from this release are:
  • 260 children were accommodated in secure children's homes in England and Wales at 31 March 2010. This represents a fall of 10 per cent on the 2009 total of 290.
  • The number of secure children's homes, open at 31 March 2010 in England and Wales, is 17, a reduction of 2 since 2009.
  • At 31 March 2010, there were 310 approved places in these 17 secure children's homes open in England and Wales.
  • 83 per cent of approved places were occupied. This represents a decrease of three percentage points since 2009.
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Additional informationEXCEL (The main tables from the SFR)
Reference IDSFR21/2010
Coverage Country England & Wales
Date Released7 July 2010
Main Category Health, well-being and Care
Sub CategoryCare    Click on subcategory link to see if there is later information
TypeStatistical First Release
ContactAlison Cooper  alison.cooper@education.gsi.gov.uk  tel: 020 7783 8623
PreRelease AccessClick here
 Publication includes individual Local Authority informationPublication includes individual Local Authority information

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