Data set from Children accommodated in secure children's homes

Places approved and available, and children accommodated in individual secure children's homes

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Number of places approved and available for use, number of children accommodated and occupancy rate in individual secure children's homes, 2010 to 2024.

Individual home notes are:

  • Beechfield was undergoing renovation between 2017 and 2019 whilst unoccupied. It closed in 2019.
  • Swanwick Lodge reported in 2018 ongoing staffing issues and building works. 
  • Leverton Hall closed on 31 July 2014.
  • Red Bank closed on 31 May 2014. It included the homes Newton House, Willows House and Vardy House.
  • Adel Beck was previously known as East Moor until January 2015.
  • Marydale Lodge was previously known as St Catherine's until 2020.
  • Lansdowne was temporarily closed at the date of the 2023 collection and at the time it was approved for 7 places. It had reopened by the 2024 collection.
  • Hillside is the secure children's home in Wales.
  • Clare Lodge was temporarily restricted to 5 places in 2023, but returned to 16 places in summer 2023.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children accommodated in secure children's homes
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of places approved
  • Number of places available
  • Number of children accommodated
  • Secure children's home name
Time period
2010 to 2024

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2024Reporting yearNationalK04000001England and WalesTotal23722015666
2024Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandBeechfieldzzzz
2024Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandMarydale1212650
2024Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandAtkinson88cc
2024Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandSwanwick Lodge1010cc

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
children_accommodatedNumber of children accommodated
occupancy_ratePercentage of approved places occupied (occupancy rate)
places_approvedNumber of places approved
places_availableNumber of places available
secure_homeSecure children's home name


  1. Figures are at 31 March each year, except for 2020 where figures are at 29 February to reflect the position before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the national lockdown.
  2. 'c' denotes figures suppressed to preserve confidentiality.
  3. Percentages in charts and tables are rounded to the nearest whole number. Where percentages apply to a group of categories they may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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