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Summary: Religion and Children and Families

familySummary: Religion and Children and Families

  • As at 31 July 2016, the religion of 77% of children on child protection registers was unknown, 15% had no religion and 8% had a religion.

Source: Scottish Government, Children's Social Work Statistics 2015-16 - Additional Tables

Information on religion was collected as part of the child protection statistics, children looked after statistics and children in secure care accommodation statistics since 2010/11. Information on religion of looked after children was not published due to data quality concerns as each year around 75 per cent of children are recorded with religion as 'unknown’. The numbers for children in secure care accommodation by their religion are too small to publish at this date.


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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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