Reference Id: SFR16/2012
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Prerelease access data
Release Date: 24 July 2012
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
This statistical first release (SFR) gives statistics on children accommodated in secure children’s homes at 31 March 2012 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 31 August 2011.
The key points from this publication are:
- At 31 March 2012, there were 300 approved places in England and Wales, a decrease of 4% from the previous year. This represents a fall of 12% from 31 March 2008.
- 239 children were accommodated in secure children’s homes in England and Wales at 31 March 2012 - 221 in England and 18 in Wales. The total for England and Wales represents a rise of 8% from 2011 but a 15% decrease from 2008.
- 80% of approved places in England and Wales were occupied, an increase of 10 percentage points from 2011. There was a large decrease in the occupancy rate between 2010 and 2011, from 83% to 70%. Therefore the large increase between 2011 and 2012 brings figures back in line with 2008 to 2010.
- 66% of the children within secure children’s homes were male. This is a decrease from last year of three percentage points.