FOI Request - Racial Breakdown of Children

Request 101000285201

1.  How many children were in your local authority care last year?

2.  How many children in your local authority care were of:
a) a white racial background?
b) a mixed race background?
c) an Asian or British Asian background?
d) a Black or Black British background?
e) any other racial background?

3.  How many children in your local authority care were adopted last year? How many were of:
a) a white racial background?
b) a mixed race background?
c) an Asian or British Asian background?
d) a Black or Black British background?
e) any other racial background?

4.  On average, how long was the 'waiting time' (time children were in local authority care before they were adopted) for children of:
a) a white racial background?
b) a mixed race background?
c) an Asian or British Asian background?
d) a Black or Black British background?
e) any other racial background?

5.  On average, how many placements did each of the following groups go through during their time being looked after by your local authority:
a) children of a white racial background?
b) children of a mixed race background?
c) children of an Asian or British Asian background?
d) children of a Black or Black British background?
e) children of any other racial background?

6.  On average, how many placements did each of the following groups go through last year:
a) children of a white racial background?
b) children of a mixed race background?
c) children of an Asian or British Asian background?
d) children of a Black or Black British background?
e) children of any other racial background?

7.  Of the careleavers who left your local authority care in the last year and went into education, training, or employment, how many were of:
a) a white racial background?
b) a mixed race background?
c) an Asian or British Asian background?
d) a Black or Black British background?
e) any other racial background?

Response 06-10-2014

1. During period 01.01.13 to 31.12.13 there were 287 children in Local Authority care at some point.  

2.a. 6 children

b. 5 children are mixed race

c. 2 children

d. none

e. none

3. 6

a. 6

b. none

c. none

d. none

e. none

4. Average length of time 2 years.  All children were of a white racial background.

5. This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.  due to the way that data is added to our data management system, it is difficult to arrive at an average number of placements.  Changes which are made to the way a placement operates can trigger a fresh placement entry even though it is one stable placement.

6. see Q5 above.

7. a. 15 - 100%

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