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
Annex A: Publication tables

48 page PDF

1.3 MB

Annex A: Publication tables

Full Excel versions of these tables with additional detail are available here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork

Introduction

Illust. 1 Infographic showing all children in Scotland and relative number being looked after and on the child protection register at 31 July 2017

Looked after children

Chart 1 Children looked after per 1,000 children under 18 by type of accommodation 1987‑2017

Table 1.1 Number of children looked after at 31 July 2009-2017, by type of accommodation

Table 1.1a Number of children looked after by type of accommodation, 1971- 2017

Table 1.2 Children looked after at 31 July 2018 with and without a current care plan

Table 1.3 Number and percentage of children starting to be looked after 2003- 2017, by age and gender

Table 1.4 Number and percentage of children ceasing to be looked after, by length of time looked after and age, 2003-2017

Table 1.5 Percentage of children ceasing to be looked after by destination, 2002-2017

Table 1.6 Pathway plans and nominated pathway co-ordinators of young people who ceased to be looked after during 2014-2017 who were beyond minimum school-leaving age on the date they ceased to be looked after

Table 1.7 Young people eligible for aftercare services on 31 July 2018, by age and economic activity

Table 1.8 Children in Continuing Care

Chart 2 Cross-UK comparison of rate of looked after children per 10,000 children, 2004-2017

Child protection

Chart 3 Children on the child protection register, by age, 2000-2017

Table 2.1 Number of children on the child protection register by gender, 2000- 2017

Table 2.1a Number of children on the child protection register by gender and age, 2000-2017

Table 2.2 Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register 2007-2017

Table 2.3 Number of deregistrations from the child protection register, 2007- 2017, by length of time on register and reason for deregistration

Chart 4 Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register, 2017

Table 2.4 Number and rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 of children on the child protection register: 2007-2017, by local authority

Chart 5 Deregistrations by length of time registered, 2007-2017

Chart 6 Cross-UK comparison of rate of children on the child protection register per 10,000 under 18s, 2004-2017

Secure care accommodation

Table 3.1 Secure care unit bed complement at 31 July 2018

Table 3.2 Secure care accommodation capacity and usage, 2013‑2017

Table 3.3 Young people in secure care accommodation 2013-2017 by gender, age, disability and length of stay

Table 3.4 Number of secure children's homes/secure care accommodation units, places approved and children accommodated at year end across the United Kingdom, 2013-17

Other

Chart 7 Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2017


Contact

Email: childrens.statistics@gov.scot