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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03

Published: 31 Oct 2003
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Statistics on child protection, children looked after, children in residential accommodation, social work staff and finance in Scotland

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Chidren's Social Work Statistics 2002-03
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CHILDREN'S SOCIAL WORK STATISTICS 2002-03

TABLE 21 CHILDREN REFERRED FOR CHILD PROTECTION INQUIRIES 1,2 : GENDER AND AGE GROUP

Age group/ gender

Year Ended 31 March……

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003 (2)

Boys

0-4

987

1,025

1,150

1,286

1,053

1,023

1,252

5-10

1,164

1,373

1,317

1,250

1,142

1,267

1,400

11-15

737

883

957

907

1,002

1,003

1,044

16+

80

57

95

34

41

53

50

Total

2,968

3,337

3,520

3,477

3,239

3,345

3,746

Girls

0-4

956

1,004

1,058

1,152

915

1,035

1,232

5-10

1,129

1,300

1,300

1,216

1,121

1,215

1,436

11-15

1,193

1,199

1,305

1,313

1,282

1,496

1,536

16+

101

90

127

43

62

81

83

Total

3,378

3,593

3,790

3,724

3,380

3,827

4,287

All people

0-4

1,943

2,029

2,208

2,438

1,968

2,058

2,485

5-10

2,293

2,672

2,617

2,466

2,263

2,482

2,835

11-15

1,929

2,081

2,262

2,220

2,284

2,498

2,580

16+

180

148

222

77

103

134

134

Total

6,346

6,930

7,310

7,201

6,619

7,172

8,033

Proportion of children by year

Age group/ gender

Year Ended 31 March……

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003 (2)

Boys

0-4

16

15

16

18

16

14

16

5-10

18

20

18

17

17

18

17

11-15

12

13

13

13

15

14

13

16+

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

Total

47

48

48

48

49

47

47

Girls

0-4

15

14

14

16

14

14

15

5-10

18

19

18

17

17

17

18

11-15

19

17

18

18

19

21

19

16+

2

1

2

1

1

1

1

Total

53

52

52

52

51

53

53

All people

0-4

31

29

30

34

30

29

31

5-10

36

39

36

34

34

35

35

11-15

30

30

31

31

35

35

32

16+

3

2

3

1

2

2

2

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Percentage change since previous year

Age group/ gender

Year Ended 31 March……

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003 (2)

Boys

0-4

4

12

12

-18

-3

22

5-10

18

-4

-5

-9

11

10

11-15

20

8

-5

10

0

4

16+

-29

66

-64

20

29

-5

Total

12

5

-1

-7

3

12

Girls

0-4

5

5

9

-21

13

19

5-10

15

0

-6

-8

8

18

11-15

0

9

1

-2

17

3

16+

-10

40

-66

45

31

3

Total

6

5

-2

-9

13

12

All people

0-4

4

9

10

-19

5

21

5-10

17

-2

-6

-8

10

14

11-15

8

9

-2

3

9

3

16+

-18

50

-65

34

30

0

Total

9

5

-1

-8

8

12

Note: (1) Some totals do not exactly equal the sum of their component parts due to the effects of rounding.
Note : (2) Aberdeen City recorded an increase in the number of referrals, from 383 in 2001-02, to 701 in 2002-03
This was due to a clarification of what is counted as a referral.