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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03088: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many looked-after children went into (a) education, (b) training and (c) employment in each year since 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney 30 September 2016

INITIAL DESTINATION - AFTER THREE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - looked after for the full year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

6

10

19

20

25

15

Further Education

173

148

139

168

178

157

TOTAL EDUCATION

179

158

158

188

203

172

Training

100

72

53

56

47

78

Employment

37

48

31

51

40

50

Other destination

254

213

140

154

128

127

Total number of leavers

570

491

382

449

418

427

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW-UP DESTINATION - AFTER NINE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - looked after for the full year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

4

9

18

19

21

16

Further Education

123

101

112

139

149

112

TOTAL EDUCATION

127

110

130

158

170

128

Training

56

57

49

38

46

52

Employment

39

49

39

62

54

82

Other destination

345

273

161

188

146

165

Total number of leavers

567

489

379

446

416

427

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INITIAL DESTINATION - AFTER THREE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - looked after for part of the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

7

10

5

6

15

15

Further Education

153

128

126

135

117

133

TOTAL EDUCATION

160

138

131

141

132

148

Training

92

91

64

57

45

48

Employment

43

57

40

60

56

44

Other destination

323

280

242

248

194

172

Total number of leavers

618

566

477

506

427

412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW-UP DESTINATION - AFTER NINE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - looked after for part of the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

7

10

6

7

12

11

Further Education

98

81

84

89

96

80

TOTAL EDUCATION

105

91

90

96

108

91

Training

57

51

61

50

40

50

Employment

56

61

50

75

67

67

Other destination

397

358

273

281

211

201

Total number of leavers

615

561

474

502

426

409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMBINED FIGURES - full and part year

 

 

 

 

 

 

INITIAL DESTINATION - AFTER THREE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - full and part year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

13

20

24

26

40

30

Further Education

326

276

265

303

295

290

TOTAL EDUCATION

339

296

289

329

335

320

Training

192

163

117

113

92

126

Employment

80

105

71

111

96

94

Other destination

577

493

382

402

322

299

Total number of leavers

1,188

1,057

859

955

845

839

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW-UP DESTINATION - AFTER NINE MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looked after leavers - full and part year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Higher Education

11

19

24

26

33

27

Further Education

221

182

196

228

245

192

TOTAL EDUCATION

232

201

220

254

278

219

Training

113

108

110

88

86

102

Employment

95

110

89

137

121

149

Other destination

742

631

434

469

357

366

Total number of leavers

1,182

1,050

853

948

842

836

POST-SCHOOL DESTINATIONS FOR LOOKED AFTER SCHOOL LEAVERS

These figures are also duplicated in the background note for clarity.

It is recommended that for consistency with the annual publication and the most reliability, the quoted figures are those from full year looked after children in their follow-up destination - the second table.

Furthermore, there are two populations of looked after children for the purposes of this publication. We normally focus on children who were looked after for the whole year in which they left school - this is the basis of the headline figures in the publication, but there is also the group of children who left school at some point during the year: They are presented separately in the publication, but are available here. All of the relevant data is available, both separately and combined.

It should be noted that figures are published based upon two surveys of post-school destinations - at periods of three and nine months after leaving school. It is likely that the follow-up destination (nine months after leaving school) is the more reliable figure to quote - both are provided here.

This data has only been available since 2009-10 - it is published in the annual Education Outcomes for Looked After Children official statistics release.