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    Children accommodated in secure children's homes
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    SCH Characteristics 2021
  3. Step 3 Choose Countries

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    • England and Wales
  4. Step 4 Choose time period

    Time period
    2010 to 2021
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    Indicators
    • Number of children accommodated
    • Percentage of children accommodated
    Characteristics
    • Total
    • Child detained or sentenced and placed by the Youth Custody Service
    • Child placed by local authority in a criminal justice context
    • Child placed by local authority on welfare grounds
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    Row groups
    Row group 1
    Number of children accommodated
    Percentage of children accommodated
    Row group 2
    Total
    Child detained or sentenced and placed by the Youth Custody Service
    Child placed by local authority in a criminal justice context
    Child placed by local authority on welfare grounds
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    This data is not from the latest release
    View latest data: Reporting Year 2022
    'SCH Characteristics 2021' for Child detained or sentenced and placed by the Youth Custody Service, Child placed by local authority in a criminal justice context and Child placed by local authority on welfare grounds in England and Wales between 2010 and 2021
    201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
    Number of children accommodatedTotal258221239206229205210203204172184142
    Child detained or sentenced and placed by the Youth Custody Service13114614610211197899398668055
    Child placed by local authority in a criminal justice context311317151420167109157
    Child placed by local authority on welfare grounds966276891048810510396978980
    Percentage of children accommodatedTotal100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Child detained or sentenced and placed by the Youth Custody Service51%66%61%50%48%47%42%46%48%38%43%39%
    Child placed by local authority in a criminal justice context12%6%7%7%6%10%8%3%5%5%8%5%
    Child placed by local authority on welfare grounds37%28%32%43%45%43%50%51%47%56%48%56%

    Footnotes

    1. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number and categories may not sum to 100% due to rounding.
    2. 'c' denotes figures suppressed to preserve confidentiality.

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