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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2018-2019

The latest 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 Scotland, 2018-2019
What are the trends in other children's social work data?

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What are the trends in other children's social work data?

Between 2009 and 2019 the number of children and young people referred to the Children's Reporter decreased by 73%[2] (Chart 7), while the number of children looked after or on the child protection register has remained broadly stable over this period. The decrease is the result of falls in both the number of offence and non-offence referrals. Offence referrals now account for 23% of all referrals as was the case in 2009.

Chart 7: Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2019
Chart 7: Children Referred to the Children's Reporter and numbers looked after/on child protection register, 2004-2019

The fall in referrals to the Reporter is likely to be due to pre-referral screening across many areas of the country. This has led to a reduction in referrals received by the Reporter where compulsory measures are not deemed necessary; and a proportionate increase in referrals where deemed necessary.


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