Publication - Statistics

Children's social work statistics 2017-2018

Published: 26 Mar 2019
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787816916

The latest data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care.

48 page PDF

1.3 MB

48 page PDF

1.3 MB

Contents
Children's social work statistics 2017-2018
Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2017-18

48 page PDF

1.3 MB

Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2017-18

Infographic:

Infographic showing Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2017-18

Infographic text:

2% of children in Scotland were looked after or on child protection register.

At 31 July 2018, an estimated 16,751 children in Scotland were looked after or on the child protection register.

14,738 were looked after, 2,668 were on the child protection register and 655 were both looked after and on the child protection register.

85 young people were in secure care accommodation.

Compared with 2016-17, there was a 1% decrease in the number of children looked after, a 3% increase in the number of children on the child protection register and there were 5 more young people, on average, in secure care accommodation.


Contact

Email: childrens.statistics@gov.scot