Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 7 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839606731

The 2018-2019 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of1,2, by case type and final disposal, 2018-19

Disposed
Case type Initiated Disposed Granted Dismissed Refused Other
Adoption Petitions3 504 264 251 12 1 0
Extend/vary interim order4 3,113 941 851 83 2 5
Children’s hearings – appeal4 797 309 83 39 108 79
Children’s hearings – referral4 2,854 1,298 1,193 99 0 6
Children's Hearings Act 2011 - Other5 1,887 1,022 776 236 10 0
Permanence orders with authority to adopt 377 240 224 15 1 0

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 2018-19 bulletin (section 4.4).

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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