A National Statistics Publication for Scotland
ISBN 978 1 78851 746 1 (Web only publication)
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Child protection - impact of correction November 2018 - Tables are available in Excel 97-2004 format (37 KB) and XML spreadsheet (14 KB)
An Errata was published on 4 December 2018 to update PDF page 1, the text has been updated to read: 658 both. Changes on pdf page 18 to Table 2.3 and to Page 19, Chart 5 and the supporting text has been updated to read: Similarly to registrations, the number of deregistrations from the child protection register increased between 2010 and 2015, but has decreased slightly in 2016 and 2017. There is a decrease in the percentage of children spending 6 months to under 1 year on the register, while the percentage of children spending under 6 months on the register has slightly increased. (Chart 5). Added Annex C has been added.
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What do these statistics include?
How do children come to be counted in these figures?
Children Looked After
Children starting and ceasing to be looked after
Cross-UK looked after comparisons
Children on the child protection register
Child protection registrations and deregistrations
Child Protection Register Geographical Comparisons
Cross-UK child protection comparisons
Secure Care Accommodation
Capacity and usage
Cross-UK secure care accommodation comparisons
What are the trends in other children's social work data?
Are these figures accurate?
1. Context and related publications
2. Data sources and coverage
3. Definitions and notation
4. Data Quality and revisions