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.


These statistics include data collected from 32 local authorities and 5 secure care accommodation services in Scotland and cover:

  • child protection
  • looked after children
  • continuing care
  • aftercare
  • secure care accommodation

These figures relate to the reporting year 01 August 2021 to 31 July 2022. All data used to produce the charts is available in the supporting publication and additional tables. For purposes of presentation, table columns and chart axes refer to these as whole years (e.g., 2022 reflects 2021-22 collection).

Please note that this report reflects revisions to figures for the preceding year (2020-21) relating to child protection, looked after children, and continuing care in line with ongoing data validation improvements. As such, some 2020-21 figures may be different to those previously reported.



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