Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland: 2021 to 2022

Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland for 2021 to 2022, including data on children on the child protection register, as well as children and young people looked after, in continuing care, eligible for aftercare, and in secure care accommodation.

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are produced, managed and disseminated to high standards
  • are explained well

Correspondence and enquiries

For enquiries about this publication please contact:

Children and Families Analysis, Education Analytical Services


For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:

Office of the Chief Statistician

Telephone: 0131 244 0302


How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical bulletin may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Please contact for further information.

Complaints and suggestions

If you are not satisfied with our service or have any comments or suggestions, please write to the:

Office of the Chief Statistician

2W.02 St Andrews House



Telephone: 0131 244 0302


If you would like to be consulted about statistical collections or receive notification of publications, please register your interest. Also see forthcoming publications.



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