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Children and Young People - Publications

Child Protection Statistics

Source: The Scottish Government

Description: Local authorities have an obligation to ensure the security of children in their area. Such duties include a general requirement to uphold the welfare of children in need, and a specific duty to initiate inquiries into suspected cases of abuse, neglect, or lack of parental care. The statistics in this bulletin cover children referred to the authorities that are considered to be, or considered to have been, at risk.

Key Variables: Children referred for child protection inquiries, children subject to and registered after a case conference, children de-registered, number of children on child protection registers.

Figures available by: Gender, age group, placement of child prior to referral, primary known/ suspected abuser, category of abuse/ risk identified at conference, length of time of child protection register, local authority area.

Frequency of Publication: Annual

Additional Information: additional tables available at Local Authority Level Comparator Tool

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Publications

 

Year

Published

Web Address

From 2011

From Feb 2011 onwards

see Children's Social Work Statistics Publication page

2010

Sept 2009

Children's Social Work statistics 2009-10

2009

Sept 2008

Child protection statistics 2008/09

2008

Sept 2007

Child protection statistics 2007/08

2007

Sept 2006

Child protection statistics 2006/07

2006

Sept 2006

Child protection statistics 2005/06

2005*

Oct 2005

Children's social work statistics 2004-05

2004*

Oct 2004

Children's social work statistics 2003-04

2003*

Oct 2003

Children's social work statistics 2002-03

2002

Nov 2002

Child protection statistics for the year ended 31 March 2002

2001

Sept 2002

Child protection statistics for the year ended 31 March 2001

* Part of combined Children's Social Work Statistics publication