Reference Id: SFR21/2010
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 07 July 2010
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
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 3 percentage points since 2009.