Publication - Statistics publication

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15

Published: 18 Mar 2016
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781786521040

The 2014-15 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes: 1. MAIN STATISTICS TABLES (compromising tables that appear in this bulletin) 2. DIVORCE & DISSOLUTION STATISTICS TABLES (further breakdowns on divorce & dissolution) 3. SUPPLEMENTARY STATISTICS TABLES (additional statistics on civil law cases in sheriff courts and the Court of Session) 4. BACKGROUND DATA TABLES (an interactive dataset on civil law court cases by court, that can be used to generate user customised tables and charts)

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Contents
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15
Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of 1,2, by case type and final disposal, 2014-15

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Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of 1,2, by case type and final disposal, 2014-15

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Granted Dismissed Refused Dropped from roll Withdrawn Other
Adoption Petitions3 425 423 414 2 1 0 2 4
Extend/vary interim order4 2,704 1,943 1,647 38 10 141 19 88
Children's hearings - appeal4 1,167 1,012 413 153 272 67 55 52
Children's hearings - referral4 3,276 2,585 1,979 82 11 56 63 394
Children's Hearings Act 2011 - Other5 868 488 416 12 48 5 4 3
Permanence orders with authority to adopt 346 268 251 1 5 0 2 9

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. The number of summary application cases disposed of is likely an underestimate. For more information see the Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15 bulletin.
3. Adoption petitions include both family adoptions and adoptions from care. Statistics on adoptions from care are available from Children's Social Work Statistics additional tables
(see www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork).
4. These case types represent equivalent actions from the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011. The statistics reported here differs from those reported by the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration due to differences in definition and timing.
5. 'Other' includes Child Protection Order, Child Assessment Order as well as a range of miscellaneous cases.


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