- 21 Jun 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/01570
Date received: 1 June 2018
Date responded: 6 June 2018
A time series of Scotland statistics from 2011 to 2016 on:
The number of applications for contact made to the family court
The number of children that were involved in those applications for contact
The number of applications made for residence
The number of children that were involved in those applications for residence.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government is not able to provide some of the information you have requested.
In Scotland we publish residence and contact family court statistics by financial year (April to end of March the following year). Please see attached table with statistics from 2011-12 to 2015-16 which are available within our Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland bulletins:
Residence and contact cases registered in Scotland, 2011-12 to recent
(1) Source – Civil Justice in Scotland publications
We do not hold information on the number of children involved in these cases, neither do our data suppliers.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House