Publication - Statistics

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017

Published: 28 Aug 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781787811256

The 2016-17 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes main statistics tables and figures and supplementary statistics tables.

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Contents
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017
Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of [1,2], by case type and final disposal, 2016-17

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Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of [1,2], by case type and final disposal, 2016-17

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Granted Dismissed Refused Dropped from roll Withdrawn Other
Adoption Petitions[3] 513 352 347 2 0 0 2 1
Extend/vary interim order[4] 3,066 1,783 1,606 46 4 55 43 29
Children’s hearings – appeal[4] 962 547 219 87 145 21 38 37
Children’s hearings – referral[4] 3,303 2,290 1,902 98 14 19 42 215
Children's Hearings Act 2011 - Other5 1,017 436 387 16 23 2 4 4
Permanence orders with authority to adopt 409 191 187 1 1 0 1 1

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 2016-17 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 differ from those reported by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration due to differences in definition and timing.
5. "Other" includes Child Protection Order, Child Support, Child Assessment Order as well as a range of miscellaneous cases.


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