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 pre-school data.

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.

The consultation seeking the views on the current and anticipated future use and needs of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) data closed on the 6th of January 2016. Further details and a link to the online questionnaire can be found here.

Children and Young People Statistics

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Featured High Level Trend

Education Outcomes for Looked After Children, 2013-14

  • 40 per cent of looked after school leavers have one or more qualification at SCQF level 5 - up from 28 per cent in 2011/12.
  • 74 per cent of looked after school leavers have one or more qualification at SCQF level 4 - up from 67 per cent in 2011/12.
  • 73 per cent of looked after school leavers were in a positive destination nine months after leaving school - up from 67% in 2011/12.

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High Level Summary of Statistics Trends