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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Scottish Government, Children and Young People

Looked After Children

Information about the number of looked after children by type of care setting.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2009
  2. 2010
  3. 2011
  4. 2012
  5. 2013
  6. 2014
  7. 2015
  8. 2016
  9. 2017
Residential Status
  1. All
  2. At Home
  3. Foster / Prospective Adopters
  4. Other Community Placement
  5. Residential Care
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
10/07/2018
Next update due
March 2019
Description

Local authorities have a responsibility to provide support to certain vulnerable young people. These young people are known as 'looked after children' (they were previously known as 'children in care or under supervision').

This indicator provides information on the type of accomodation younger looked after children are placed in while under the care of the local authority. The two broad types of accommodation are in the community and residential. Possible types of community accommodation are: At home with parent(s), With friends/relatives who are not approved foster carers. Also referred to as ‘kinship care’, With foster carers, With prospective adopters and Other community. Other community includes supported accommodation and hospital at birth. Possible types of residential accommodation are: Local authority home, Voluntary home, Residential school, Secure accommodation, Crisis care (such as a women’s refuge, hostel for offenders) and Other residential (a known residential setting but does not fit with listed Residential categories). http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Observations where the number of individuals in a location or setting is less than 5 have been suppressed in order to maintain confidentiality

Quality Management
Not supplied
Accuracy and Reliability

The accuracy of these data is high. The data comes from local authority administrative databases and the data are complete as far as this is possible. Correct use of coding and interpretation of categories are investigated and improved at annual data meetings with local authorities. Accuracy of recording data is ensured through validation checks undertaken by the Children and Families statistics team as part of the quality assurance process of preparing the annual Children's Social Work Statistics publication. These procedures include trend analysis, comparing against other available sources, and checking outliers with data providers. Local authorities are then asked to confirm their data.

Coherence and Comparability

These are the only national figures on the number of looked after children in Scotland. There are some statistics that cover other parts of social work services. The Scottish Children's Reporter Adminstration (SCRA) produce statistics on the number of children referred to the Reporter, after which some children become looked after, but this is not the only route to becoming looked after.

Accessibility and Clarity

These data are primarily produced for the non-expert user. Contextual information on the process by which children become looked after and comparisons of looked after children in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK is available in the Children's Social Work Statistics publication. Excel versions of all tables in Children's Social Work Statistics are also published on the Scottish Government website.

Relevance

The coverage of these data are absolute. These data are collated from local authorities' records of looked after children under their care.

Timeliness and Punctuality

Data are collected, validated and published in as timely manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published annually. The data collection year runs from August to July and data are published the following March.

Revisions
Not supplied
URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/looked-after-children
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Residential Status
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/residentialStatus
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/looked-after-children

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All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/looked-after-children/metadata

Linked Data Resources

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Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 8
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 2,685
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/looked-after-children/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
These data are primarily produced for the non-expert user. Contextual information on the process by which children become looked after and comparisons of looked after children in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK is available in the Children's Social Work Statistics publication. Excel versions of all tables in Children's Social Work Statistics are also published on the Scottish Government website. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
The accuracy of these data is high. The data comes from local authority administrative databases and the data are complete as far as this is possible. Correct use of coding and interpretation of categories are investigated and improved at annual data meetings with local authorities. Accuracy of recording data is ensured through validation checks undertaken by the Children and Families statistics team as part of the quality assurance process of preparing the annual Children's Social Work Statistics publication. These procedures include trend analysis, comparing against other available sources, and checking outliers with data providers. Local authorities are then asked to confirm their data. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Information about the number of looked after children by type of care setting. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
These are the only national figures on the number of looked after children in Scotland. There are some statistics that cover other parts of social work services. The Scottish Children's Reporter Adminstration (SCRA) produce statistics on the number of children referred to the Reporter, after which some children become looked after, but this is not the only route to becoming looked after. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Observations where the number of individuals in a location or setting is less than 5 have been suppressed in order to maintain confidentiality xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:children.statistics.@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 00:00 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
July 10, 2018 15:46 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Local authorities have a responsibility to provide support to certain vulnerable young people. These young people are known as 'looked after children' (they were previously known as 'children in care or under supervision'). This indicator provides information on the type of accomodation younger looked after children are placed in while under the care of the local authority. The two broad types of accommodation are in the community and residential. Possible types of community accommodation are: At home with parent(s), With friends/relatives who are not approved foster carers. Also referred to as ‘kinship care’, With foster carers, With prospective adopters and Other community. Other community includes supported accommodation and hospital at birth. Possible types of residential accommodation are: Local authority home, Voluntary home, Residential school, Secure accommodation, Crisis care (such as a women’s refuge, hostel for offenders) and Other residential (a known residential setting but does not fit with listed Residential categories). [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/looked-after-children
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
March 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Children and Young People http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/children-and-young-people
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Looked After Children xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
The coverage of these data are absolute. These data are collated from local authorities' records of looked after children under their care. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Children and Young People http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/children-and-young-people
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Data are collected, validated and published in as timely manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published annually. The data collection year runs from August to July and data are published the following March. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Looked After Children xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/looked-after-children
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/looked-after-children http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/looked-after-children
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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