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Children's social work statistics Scotland 2015-2016

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

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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 2016

Looked after children

Chart 1: Children looked after per 1,000 children under 18 by type of accommodation 1987‑2016
Table 1.1: Number of children looked after at 31 July 2009-2016, by type of accommodation
Table 1.1a: Number of children looked after by type of accommodation, 1971-2016
Table 1.2: Children looked after at 31 July 2016 with and without a current care plan
Table 1.3: Number and percentage of children starting to be looked after 2003-2016, 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, 2003-2016
Table 1.5: Percentage of children ceasing to be looked after by destination, 2002-2016
Illust. 2: Infographic showing proportional representation of post-care destinations (based on table 1.5)
Chart 2: Percentage difference by destination between 2011 and 2016
Table 1.6: Pathway plans and nominated pathway co-ordinators of young people who ceased to be looked after during 2014-2016 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 2016, by age and economic activity
Chart 3: Cross- UK comparison of rate of looked after children per 10,000 children, 2004-2016

Child protection

Chart 4: Children on the child protection register, by age, 2000-2016
Table 2.1: Number of children on the child protection register by gender, 2000-2016
Table 2.1a: Number of children on the child protection register by gender and age, 2000-2016
Table 2.2: Number and rate per 1,000 population aged 0-15 of children on the child protection register: 2007-2016, by local authority
Table 2.3: Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register 2007-2016
Chart 5: Concerns identified at the case conferences of children who were on the child protection register, 2016
Table 2.4: Number of deregistrations from the child protection register, 2007- 2016, by length of time on register and reason for deregistration
Chart 6: Deregistrations by length of time registered, 2007-2016
Chart 7: Cross- UK comparison of rate of children on the child protection register per 10,000 under 18s, 2004-2016

Secure care accommodation

Table 3.1: Secure care unit bed complement at 31 July 2016
Table 3.2: Secure care accommodation capacity and usage, 2013‑2016
Table 3.3: Young people in secure care accommodation 2013-2016 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, 2013-16

Other

Chart 8: Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2016

Contact

Email: Ian Volante

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