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Summary: Ethnicity and Children and Families

familySummary: Ethnicity and Children and Families

  • At 31 July 2016, 88% of all children looked after were reported as being from a ‘White’ ethnic group, with a further 4% being from ‘Mixed Ethnicity’, ‘Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British’, ‘Black , Black Scottish or Black British’, or ‘Other’ ethnic groups. Please note that 8% were reported as having a ‘Not Disclosed/Not Known’ ethnic group.
  • At 31 July 2016, 74% of all children on children protection registers were reported as being from a ‘White’ ethnic group, with a further 5% being from ‘Mixed or Multiple Ethnicity’, ‘Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British’, ‘African, Caribbean or Black’, or ‘Other’ ethnic groups. Please note that 21% of all children on child protection registers were reported as having a ‘Not Known’ ethnic group.

Source: Scottish Government, Additional Tables that accompany the 'Children's Social Work Statistics' publication

  • 8.6% of children registered for early learning and childcare (ELC) in September 2016 whose home language was not English.

Source: Additional Tables that accompany the 'Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, 2016 Edition' publication

 

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Ethnicity Page

Children and Families Page

Publications and Outputs

Future Developments

Future Developments

Data on Child Protection

Individual level data over time is available from 2012/13 and will allow for greater analysis of the data.

See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/SurveyChildProtection for further information.

Data on Children Looked After

Education outcomes was published for the sixth time in June 2016.  The publication links school and social work data to present information on the attainment, post-school destinations of looked after young people who leave school, and the school attendance and exclusion rates of all looked after children.

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UK National Statistics Publication Hub

Department of Education

Welsh Assembly Department

Northern Ireland Department

Scottish Social Services Council

Care Inspectorate

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

National Records of Scotland 

Education Scotland

Scottish Family Information Service

Local Authority Social Work Services Children and Families Group 

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Produced by Save the Children, this report is the result of peer-led opinion research, whereby 14 young gypsy-traveller children gathered the views of their peers to provide a snapshot of life in the gypsy traveller community.

Save the Children - Young Gypsies & Travellers in Scotland

Contacts

Contacts

Children & Families

children.statistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk