Publication - Statistics

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 2.5 shows that there were 3,823 child protection de-registrations during 2010/11 (year ending 31 July 2011), no change compared with 2009/10 (year ending 31 March 2010).

Forty five per cent of children removed from child protection registers during 2010/11 had only been on the register for less than 6 months, whilst a further 39 per cent had been on from 6 months to less than 1 year.

Forty two per cent of children were removed from child protection registers because of "Reduced Risk (other)", whilst a further 31 per cent was because of an "Improved Home Situation".

Table 2.5: Number of de-registrations from Child Protection Registers: 2006/07-2010/11, by main category of abuse/risk, length of time on register and reason for de-registration

Year Ended 31 March… Year Ended 31 July… % of total % change
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2011 2010-2011
Category of abuse/risk
Physical injury 784 789 841 844 736 19% -13%
Sexual abuse 322 264 179 234 246 6% 5%
Emotional abuse 599 615 830 1,003 1,121 29% 12%
Physical neglect 1,367 1,491 1,633 1,732 1,659 43% -4%
Failure to thrive 3 7 14 10 4 0% -60%
Unknown 9 31 2 3 57 1% 1800%
Length of time registered
Less than 6 months 1,329 1,245 1,498 1,592 1,713 45% 8%
6 months to under 1 year 1,092 1,148 1,178 1,483 1,477 39% 0%
1 year to under 18 months 362 470 447 460 419 11% -9%
18 months to under 2 years 158 202 197 168 139 4% -17%
2 years or more 143 132 179 123 75 2% -39%
Reason for De-registeration
Child taken into care & risk reduced - 411 536 538 501 13% -7%
Child with other carers - 218 295 275 278 7% 1%
Child died - 4 6 4 6 0% 50%
Removal of perpetrator - 112 82 81 56 1% -31%
Improved home situation - 830 1,195 1,220 1,186 31% -3%
Reduced risk (other) - 1,449 1,201 1,508 1,620 42% 7%
Child automatically de-registered because of age - 12 16 8 14 0% 75%
Child moved away - no continued risk - 24 33 26 32 1% 23%
Child transferred to another local authority - 137 135 166 130 3% -22%
Total 3,084 3,197 3,499 3,826 3,823 100% 0%

Note : Information on the reason for de-registration is not available prior to 2007/08.


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