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Children's social work statistics: 2019 to 2020

Children's social work statistics for Scotland for 2019 to 2020, including data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care.

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Children's social work statistics: 2019 to 2020
Annex A

Annex A

Children's Social Work Statistics 2019-20 Publication Tables

Full Excel versions of these tables with additional detail are available in the supporting files accompanying the publication.

Illustration 1 All children in Scotland and relative number being looked after and on the child protection register at 31 July 2020

Looked after children

Chart 1 Children looked after per 1,000 children under 18 by type of accommodation 1987‑2020

Table 1.1 Number and percentage of children looked after in each type of accommodation, 2009-2020

Table 1.2 Children looked after with and without a current care plan, at 31 July 2020

Table 1.3 and 1.3a Number and percentage of children starting to be looked after by age and gender, 2003-2020

Table 1.4 and Table 1.4a Number and percentage of children ceasing to be looked after by length of time looked after and age, 2003-2020

Table 1.5 Percentage of children ceasing to be looked after, by destination, 2002-2020

Table 1.6 Pathway plans and nominated pathway co-ordinators of young people who were 16 or over on the date they ceased to be looked after, 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020

Table 1.7 Number and percentage of young people eligible for aftercare services, at 31 July 2020, by age and economic activity

Table 1.7 31 July 2019 Number and percentage of young people eligible for aftercare services, at 31 July 2019, by age and economic activity

Table 1.8 Children in Continuing Care at 31 July 2020

Table 1.8 31 July 2019 Children in Continuing Care at 31 July 2019

Chart 2a Children Starting and Ceasing to be Looked After by Month during 2019-20

Chart 2b Children Starting and Ceasing to be Looked After by Month during 2018-19

Child protection

Chart 3 Cross-UK comparison of rate of looked after children per 10,000 children, 2004-2020

Table 2.1 Number of children on the child protection register by age and gender, 2000-2020

Table 2.2 Number of registrations following an initial, pre-birth or transfer-in case conference by length of time since previous de-registration, 2007-2020

Table 2.3 Number of deregistrations from the child protection register by length of time on register and reason for deregistration, 2007-2020

Chart 4 Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register, 2020

Table 2.4 Number of children on the child protection register and rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 by local authority, 2007-2020

Table 2.5 Number of child protection investigations, initial and pre-birth case conferences, registrations from these conferences and rates per 1,000 population aged 0-15 by local authority, 2019-20

Chart 5 Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register, 2020

Chart 6a Child protection registrations and deregistrations by month,

2019- 20

Chart 6b Child protection registrations and deregistrations by month,

2018-19

Chart 7 Percentage of deregistrations by length of time on the child protection register, 2007-2020

Secure care

Table 3.1 Secure care unit bed complement at 31 July 2020

Table 3.2 Secure care accommodation capacity and usage, 2013‑2020

Table 3.3 Young people in secure care accommodation by gender, age, disability and length of stay, 2014-2020

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, 2019-20

Other

Chart 8 Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2020

Chart 9 Cross - UK Comparison of Rate of children on the Child Protection Register per 10,000 under 18s, 2004-2020


Contact

Email: childrens.statistics@gov.scot