Children's social work statistics

Statistical publications relating to children's social work in Scotland.


This section gives information on children and young people statistics. This includes data on looked after children, young people eligible for aftercare, children on the child protection register, and children in secure care accommodation. 


High-level strategic documents

Data access, data collection specifications and privacy notices

Background data and further analysis of the statistics published here may be available on request, subject to consideration of legal, ethical and other factors. Please contact for further information.

To find out about access to record level or disclosive aggregate data see the information below on children's social work statistics data access.

Data specifications (ScotXed)

Scottish Government statistics: request our data

Scottish Exchange of Data: privacy Information



If you have any enquiries relating to Children and Families Statistics then please contact us at:


0131 244 5627

Children and Families Analysis
Scottish Government
Directorate for Education Analytical Services
Area 2A North
Victoria Quay

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