Children's Social Work Statistics, Scotland 2020-21

Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland for 2020 to 2021, including data on children and young people looked after, on the child protection register and in secure care accommodation.

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Effects of COVID-19

This is the first release of these statistics for which the reporting period began after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, and subsequent periods of lockdown and restrictions. Any impacts of the pandemic affecting children’s services may therefore affect comparability with figures for previous years. Since April 2020, the Vulnerable Children Monitoring Return has provided regular data to help understand how COVID-19 was affecting vulnerable children and families, and how services were responding.



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