Secure Accommodation: Scotland

Department for Education written question – answered on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were placed in secure accommodation in Scotland by (a) English and (b) Welsh local authorities in each year between 2017-18 and 2021-22.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Minister of State (Education)

The available information for looked-after children placed in Scotland by English local authorities is in the table below. Figures for 2022 will be available after the ‘Children looked after in England’ statistical release is published later in the autumn.

The department does not collect data on children placed by Welsh local authorities.

Children looked after by English local authorities placed in secure accommodation in Scotland, 31 March 2018 to 2021.

Year

Number

2018

40

2019

20

2020

30

2021

40

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and exclude children looked after in respite placements. Secure accommodation includes looked after children placed in secure children’s homes, young offender institutions or secure training centres. Statistics for looked after children are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children.

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