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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 2023

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 in 2023 - due to reopen September 2023. At the time of temporary closure, Lansdowne was approved for 7 places.
  • Hillside is the secure children's home in Wales.
  • Lansdowne has been temporarily closed at the date of the latest collection (31 March 2023). It is due to reopen in September 2023. At the time of temporary closure, Lansdowne was approved for 7 places. 
  • Clare Lodge was temporarily restricted to 5 places in 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 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalK04000001England and WalesTotal23020313960
2023Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandBeechfieldzzzz
2023Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandMarydale1212cc
2023Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandAtkinson86cc
2023Reporting yearInstitutionE92000001EnglandSwanwick Lodge109660

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. 'c' denotes figures suppressed to preserve confidentiality.
  2. 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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