Data set from Children accommodated in secure children's homes

National totals of places and children accommodated

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Numbers of secure children’s homes, places approved and available for use, children accommodated, places contracted to the Ministry of Justice and as percentage of approved places, availability and occupancy rates, number of Youth Custody Service placements, for England, England and Wales, 2010 to 2023.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children accommodated in secure children's homes
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of secure children's homes
  • Number of places approved
  • Number of places available
Time period
2010 to 2023

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001England13208191131101926349c
2023Reporting yearNationalK04000001England and Wales1423020313910588604656
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001England13231208157101906844c
2022Reporting yearNationalK04000001England and Wales1424922016510588664262
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001England13231210130101915644c

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
availability_ratePercentage of approved places available (availability rate)
children_accommodatedNumber of children accommodated
children_placed_YCSNumber of children placed by YCS
MoJ_placesNumber of places contracted to the MoJ
number_of_secure_homesNumber of secure children's homes


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