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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
Annex A: Children's Social Work Statistics 2018-19 Publication Tables

Annex A: Children's Social Work Statistics 2018-19 Publication Tables

Full Excel versions of these tables with additional detail are available in the supporting files accompanying the publication.

Introduction

Illust. 1 Infographic showing all children in Scotland and relative number being looked after and on the child protection register at 31 July 2019

Looked after children

Table 1.1 Number of children looked after at 31 July 2009-2019, by type of accommodation

Chart 1 Children looked after per 1,000 children under 18 by type of accommodation 1987‑2019

Table 1.2 Children looked after at 31 July 2019 with and without a current care plan

Table 1.3 Number and percentage of children starting to be looked after 2003- 2019, by age and gender

Table 1.4 Number and percentage of children ceasing to be looked after, by length of time looked after and age, 2003-2019

Table 1.5 Number and Percentage of children ceasing to be looked after by destination, 2002-2019

Table 1.6 Pathway plans and nominated pathway co-ordinators of young people who were 16 years old or over on the date they ceased to be looked after during 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019

Table 1.7 Young people eligible for aftercare services on 31 July 2019, by age and economic activity

Table 1.8 Children in Continuing Care

Chart 2 Cross-UK comparison of rate of looked after children per 10,000 children, 2004-2019

Child protection

Chart 3 Number of children on the child protection register, by age, 2000-2019

Table 2.1 Number of children on the child protection register by age and gender, 2000-2019

Table 2.2 Number of registrations following an initial, pre-birth or transfer-in case conference by length of time since previous de-registration, 2007- 2019

Table 2.3 Number of deregistrations from the child protection register, 2007- 2019, by length of time on register and reason for deregistration

Chart 4 Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register, 2019

Table 2.4 Number of children on the child protection register and rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 by local authority, 2007-2019

Chart 5 Percentage of deregistrations by length of time registered, 2007-2019

Chart 6 Cross-UK comparison of rate of children on the child protection register per 10,000 under 18s, 2004-2019

Secure care accommodation

Table 3.1 Secure care unit bed complement at 31 July 2019

Table 3.2 Secure care accommodation capacity and usage, 2014‑2019

Table 3.3 Young people in secure care accommodation 2014-2019 by gender, age, disability and length of stay

Table 3.4 Number of secure children's homes/secure care accommodation units, places approved and children accommodated at year end across the United Kingdom, 2014-2019

Other

Chart 7 Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2019


Contact

Email: childrens.statistics@gov.scot