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Summary: Disability and Children & Families

familySummary: Disability and Children and Families

  • The Scottish Government does not currently have information on disability in relation to children and families. Information that was previously labelled as 'disability' does not meet the definition of disability outlined in the Equality Act 2010 and is more accurately described as additional support needs. The Scottish Government will implement a new disability question from 2015/16 for children looked after, child protection and secure care accommodation data collections.

 

Information on Long-term conditions (including limiting long-term conditions) in children are collected in the Scottish Health Survey; the latest published results are for 2008-2011, and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0040/00402627.pdf

 

Useful Links

Disability Page

Children and Families Page

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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Contacts

Contacts