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Removal from Children’s List: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

1) The number of people who have requested removal from the Children’s List under the process defined under Section 25 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act 2007. Please provide this information for the financial years of 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and so far in 2021-22.

2) The number of people who’s applications for removal from the Children’s List under the process defined under Section 25 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act 2007 has been accepted. Please provide this information for the financial years of 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and so far in 2021-22.

On the second item, we asked you to clarify whether you required the number of accepted applications, the number of applications that resulted in removal from the children's lists (i.e. accepted and successful), or both. You replied that you required both.

Response

The requested information is contained in the table below, itemised by financial year:

 

Financial Year

Number of individuals requesting removal from children's list

Number of applications accepted*

Number of individuals removed

2014/15

3

1

1

2015/16

9

4

3

2016/17

2

1

0

2017/18

5

3

3

2018/19

9

2

2

2019/20

9

4

2

2020/21

18

9

3

2021/22

10

4

1

Total

65

28

15

*Accepted in this context means meeting the statutory test in Section 25

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