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Children and Young People

Young boy doing homeworkThis section gives information on Children and Young People statistics, including data on looked after children, children on the child protection register, young people in secure accommodation, and early learning and childcare data.

The latest Children's Social Work Statistics publication (2015/16) is available here.

The equality evidence for these topics is available on the Scottish Government Equality Evidence website and evidence finder.

If you can't find what you're looking for, use the Search Statistics page.

The Looked After Children Data Strategy 2015 is available here.

Children and Young People Statistics

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Education Outcomes for Looked After Children, 2015-16

  • In 2015/16, 40% of looked after school leavers gained a qualification at SCQF level 5, compared to 86% of all pupils.
  • 71% of looked after leavers were in positive destinations nine months after leaving school, versus 91% of all leavers.
  • A lower proportion of looked after children achieve the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) level relevant to their stage compared to all children.

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High Level Summary of Statistics Trends