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Children's social work statistics: 2018-2019 - republication

Revised children's social work statistics for Scotland for 2018 to 2019, including data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care, originally published on 31 March 2020.

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Children's social work statistics: 2018-2019 - republication
Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2018-19

Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2018-19

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  • As of 31 July 2019, 16,310 children in Scotland were looked after or on the child protection register.
  • 14,262 total looked after, 2,599 total on child protection register and 551 both were both looked after and on the child protection register.
  • 84 young people were in secure care accommodation.
  • Comparisons with 2017-18: 2% decrease in the number of children looked after, 3% increase in the number of children on child protection register and 1 fewer young person, on average, during the year in secure care accommodation.

Contact

Email: childrens.statistics@gov.scot