Looked After Children missing and at risk

1/ For each of the last four financial years (including 2017/18), how many looked after children were placed in children’s homes within the authority area?
a) in total
b) were ‘out-of-borough’ (i.e. they were moved into a home within the local authority/borough from an alternative local authority)
and c) were recognised as being at risk from CSE?

Year  Number Children’s Homes Placements in Devon Number Children’s Homes Placements out of Devon
2014 -2015 79 33
2015 – 2016 74 52
2016 – 2017 59 70
2017 – 2018 45 78

In respect of c) this information is not recorded.

Number of “Unique” children
For the number of unique children – counting them once within Devon and once out of county are:

Year  Total No. Unique Children in a Children’s Home Total No. Unique Children in a Devon Children’s Home Total No. Unique Children in an Out of County Children’s Home Total number in both a In and Out of County CH in period
2014 – 2015 100 75 26 *
2015 – 2016 108 72 40 *
2016 – 2017 104 55 53 *
2016 – 2018 96 * * 7

 

2/ For each of the last four financial years (including 2017/18), how many missing episodes occurred involving looked after children placed in children’s homes within the authority area
a) in total
b) Where the children were ‘out-of-borough’ (i.e. they were moved into a home within the local authority/borough from an alternative local authority)
and c) Where the children were recognised as being at risk from CSE?

In respect of c) this information is not recorded.

Year  Number of missing episodes for children looked after placed in Children’s homes in Devon Number of missing episodes for children looked after placed in Children’s homes out of Devon
2014 – 2015 * *
2015 – 2016 * *
2016 – 2017 28 65
2017 – 2018 27 25

3/ In the last financial year (2017/18), how many looked after children went missing from children’s homes on 10 or more occasions in a single year?
a) In total
b) Where the children were ‘out-of-borough’
and c) Where the children were recognised as being at risk from CSE?

In respect of c) this information is not recorded.

Year  Number of looked after children who went missing from Children’s homes in Devon on 10 or more occasions Number of looked after children who went missing from Children’s homes out of Devon on 10 or more occasions
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017 * None
2017 – 2018 None None

4/ For the entirety of the last four financial years (including 2017/18), how many looked after children placed in children’s homes within the local authority who went missing were never found (i.e. no agency learned of their whereabouts)?

None

5/ The most number of times (episodes) that an individual looked after child went missing from a children’s home within the local authority in the last financial year (2017/18)?

Six