Supervision: record high

Supervision: record high

A record number of children and young people were placed under
criminal supervision orders to English local authorities in the
year ending March 1995, according to the latest Department of
Health figures.

About 4,700 10- to 18-year-olds had to report to a social worker
or probation officer, an increase of more than one-third on the
previous year.

But the number of children and young people placed under
non-criminal supervision orders during the same period barely
changed, with a rise of 200 to 1,500 from March 1994.

The greatest increase was a 76 per cent rise for boys under ten
years old.

* Supervision Orders Year Ending 31 March 1995 is available from
the Department of Health, SD3A, 451c Skipton House, 80 London Road,
Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6LW.


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