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 DevonNumber Children’s Homes Placements out of Devon
2014 -20157933
2015 – 20167452
2016 – 20175970
2017 – 20184578

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 HomeTotal No. Unique Children in a Devon Children’s HomeTotal No. Unique Children in an Out of County Children’s HomeTotal number in both a In and Out of County CH in period
2014 – 20151007526*
2015 – 20161087240*
2016 – 20171045553*
2016 – 201896**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 DevonNumber of missing episodes for children looked after placed in Children’s homes out of Devon
2014 – 2015**
2015 – 2016**
2016 – 20172865
2017 – 20182725

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 occasionsNumber 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 – 2018NoneNone

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