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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, No.1: 2012 Edition

Published: 29 Feb 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781780456805

statistics on children looked after, child protection and secure care and close support accommodation statistics

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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, No.1: 2012 Edition
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Table 2.2 shows that 2.8 per 1,000 children aged 0-15 years in Scotland were on Child Protection Registers.

However, this varies by local authority area, from 0.9 per 1,000 children in Eilean Siar to 10.2 per 1,000 children in Midlothian.

Midlothian have seen a substantial increase in the number of children on Child Protection Registers compared with previous years. They have explained that this increase reflects a higher level of identification of abuse and neglect within Midlothian which they have worked with partner agencies to respond to in line with national priorities. Additionally, they have seen an increase in awareness of child protection both at a public and a professional level due to media coverage of child deaths at a national level, and due to the Child Protection training delivered at a local level for professionals.

Table 2.2: Number and population rates of Children on Child Protection Registers: 31 March 2007-2010, and 31 July 2011, by local authority

Local authority area As at 31 March… As at 31 July…
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number on Register Rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 Number on Register Rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 Number on Register Rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 Number on Register Rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 Number on Register Rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15
Aberdeen City 142 4.3 122 3.7 182 5.5 119 3.6 96 2.8
Aberdeenshire 68 1.5 78 1.7 81 1.7 51 1.1 68 1.5
Angus 88 4.4 113 5.7 82 4.1 92 4.7 66 3.4
Argyll & Bute 34 2.2 43 2.8 32 2.1 43 2.9 39 2.7
Clackmannanshire 23 2.4 29 3.0 58 6.0 56 5.9 39 4.1
Dumfries & Galloway 57 2.2 71 2.8 79 3.1 100 4.0 101 4.1
Dundee City 89 3.7 80 3.4 95 4.0 70 2.9 90 3.8
East Ayrshire 45 2.0 83 3.8 75 3.5 42 2.0 65 3.1
East Dunbartonshire 25 1.3 18 0.9 27 1.4 28 1.5 26 1.4
East Lothian 46 2.5 57 3.0 84 4.5 70 3.7 60 3.2
East Renfrewshire 18 1.0 31 1.7 29 1.6 31 1.7 24 1.4
Edinburgh, City of 311 4.4 276 3.9 287 4.1 256 3.6 244 3.4
Eilean Siar 15 3.2 2 0.4 23 5.1 6 1.3 4 0.9
Falkirk 81 2.9 86 3.1 93 3.3 73 2.6 56 2.0
Fife 202 3.1 150 2.3 191 2.9 220 3.4 187 2.9
Glasgow City 353 3.6 304 3.1 299 3.1 286 3.0 351 3.6
Highland 125 3.2 60 1.5 69 1.8 99 2.5 97 2.5
Inverclyde 30 2.0 32 2.2 42 3.0 35 2.5 29 2.1
Midlothian 80 5.1 74 4.8 90 5.9 96 6.2 158 10.2
Moray 72 4.5 89 5.6 66 4.2 44 2.8 48 3.1
North Ayrshire 56 2.2 44 1.8 56 2.3 60 2.4 77 3.2
North Lanarkshire 100 1.6 57 0.9 74 1.2 63 1.0 87 1.4
Orkney Isles 20 5.6 7 2.0 4 1.1 1 0.3 4 1.2
Perth & Kinross 47 1.9 43 1.7 43 1.7 49 2.0 62 2.5
Renfrewshire 87 2.8 106 3.4 126 4.1 119 3.9 102 3.4
Scottish Borders 63 3.1 30 1.5 47 2.3 32 1.6 34 1.7
Shetland 10 2.3 14 3.2 11 2.6 10 2.4 6 1.4
South Ayrshire 29 1.5 29 1.6 31 1.7 43 2.4 49 2.7
South Lanarkshire 127 2.2 140 2.4 117 2.1 135 2.4 141 2.5
Stirling 28 1.7 48 2.9 50 3.1 43 2.7 47 2.9
West Dunbartonshire 22 1.3 27 1.6 31 1.9 27 1.7 20 1.2
West Lothian 100 2.9 90 2.6 108 3.1 119 3.4 94 2.7
Scotland 2,593 2.8 2,433 2.7 2,682 2.9 2,518 2.8 2,571 2.8
Source : General Register Office (Scotland): 2006-2010 mid-year population estimates

 


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