Child protection plans – 16 and 17 year old young people

Children in need 16 and 17 and other vulnerabilities

In your local authority area how many children aged 16 and 17 were a) children in need (including children on child protection plan); b) looked after children on 31 March 2017?

a) Children in need –

Aged 16 = 208

Aged 17 = 191

b) Children on child protection plan – figures included in a) above.

c) Looked after children

Aged 16 = 83

Aged 17 = 87

In your local authority area how many children aged 16 and 17 were a) children in need (including children on child protection plan); b) looked after children at any point in the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?a) Children in need b) Children on child protection plan c) Looked after children

At any point in the year from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 there were:

  • Aged 16 – 729 Children In Need
  • Aged 17 – 656 Children In Need
  • Aged 16 – 267 Children Looked After
  • Aged 17 – 249 Children Looked After
  • Aged 16 – 42 Children who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan
  • Aged 17 – we hold this information but as disclosure may identify individuals it is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 40 – Personal Data and DfE guidance on confidentiality.
  1. In your local authority area:

How many children aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in: How many Children in need, including children on child protection plans aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in: How many looked after children
children aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in:
Full time education

Work based learning
Employer funded training
Other education and training
Not in education or training ‘ in employment
Not in employment, education or training

We hold this information but have estimated that it would in excess of 18 hours to locate and compile due to the number of individual records that would have to manually examined, therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act – Cost of Compliance.

  1. In your local authority area:

On 31 March 2017 how many children aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:
On 31 March 2017 how many children in need, including children on child protection plans
aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:
On 31 March 2017 how many looked after children aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:

No passes

No passes above grade D

No passes at any grade in at least one of English or Maths

Not obtaining at least 5 passes at any grade including English and Math

We hold this information but have estimated that it would in excess of 18 hours to locate and compile, therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act – Cost of Compliance.

  1. In your local authority area:

How many of 16 and 17 year olds who were children in need, including children on child protection plans, at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 were: How many of 16 and 17 year olds who were looked after children at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 were:
Arrested at any point in their lives

We do not hold this information.

Received an Anti-social behavioural order (ASBO) at any point in their lives

As disclosure of this information may identify individuals it is exempt under the Freedom of information Act Section 40 – Personal Data.

  1. How many young adults currently aged 18 to 20 in your local authority area were:

A Child in Need when aged 16 or 17

A child on Child Protection Plan when aged 16 or 17

Looked after child when aged 16 or 17

We do not hold this information. We do not hold a list of young people aged 18 – 20 currently in Devon. We cannot compare lists of young people who were children in need or subject to Child Protection when 16 or 17 and are now aged 18 – 20 as we do not necessarily know they are still in Devon. The same applies to Looked After Children, with the additional complexity that there could be young adults within Devon who were in care under another Local Authority.

We are aware of a number of young  adults who were DfE defined care leavers turning 18-20 (between 01/04/16 – 31/03/17) on the 2017 SSDA903 DfE LAC return.  However, we cannot say if they are in Devon currently.  There are a number of other  18-20 year olds who were in care while they were 16 or 17 who did not reach the qualification period  to qualify them as a Care Leaver.  We have no duty to have contact with them now and do not know where they are currently.

  1. How many young adults aged 18-20 claimed housing benefit at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?

How many of these young adults were at any point:

  1. Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17?
  2. Looked after children when they were 16 or 17?

We hold this information but have estimated that it would in excess of 18 hours to locate and compile, therefore this information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act – Cost of Compliance.

  1. How many young adults aged 18-20 presented as homeless to the local authority at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?

How many of these were, at any point:

  1. Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17:
  2. Looked after children when they were 16 or 17:

Devon County Council is not responsible for homelessness provision, therefore we do not hold this information. District and Unitary councils in Devon are responsible for homelessness provision, they can be contacted using the information on the links provided.

  1. How many of young adults aged 18-20 were NEET (not in education, employment or training) at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?

How many of these young adults were, at any point:

  1. Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17:
  2. Looked after children when they were 16 or 17:

Please see the response to Question 6 – we do not have a list of all  young adults aged 18-20 in Devon. 157 of the defined care leavers were in NEET around their birthday.

Careers South West holds NEET data for all Devon children.