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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland 2015/16

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 28, 2017


A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78652 883 4 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 263499

This document is also available in pdf format (4.8MB)
The tables and charts are also available in Excel format (1.2MB)


Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2015-16

What do these statistics include?
How do children come to be counted in these figures?

Children Looked After
Placement type
Care Plan
Children starting and ceasing to be looked after
Pathway Plans
Aftercare services
Cross-UK looked after comparisons

Child Protection
Children on the child protection register
Child protection registrations and deregistrations
Child Protection Register Geographical Comparisons
Within Scotland
Cross-UK child protection comparisons

Secure Care Accommodation
Bed complement
Capacity and usage
Cross-UK secure care accommodation comparisons

What are the trends in other children's social work data?
Are these figures accurate?

Background notes
1. Context and related publications
2. Data sources and coverage
3. Definitions and notation
4. Data Quality and revisions
5. Enquiries

Annex A: Publication tables

Annex B: Additional tables

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland