Publication - Statistics

Scottish Exchange of Data: child protection

Published: 24 Jul 2019

Information and documentation relating to the provision of data for the annual Child Protection data collection.

24 Jul 2019
Scottish Exchange of Data: child protection


This is an annual data collection with the results being used to monitor policy issues arising around child protection, including the number of child protection investigations, case conferences, registrations, de-registrations and the number of children on child protection registers. Child Protection data is usually published annually. 

From the 2012-13 reporting year onwards, the survey has been individual-level and you will only be required to follow and complete one submission process via ProcXed.

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority Social Work to Scottish Government


Individual children


1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019

Submission to Scottish Government

1 November 2019

Month of publication




You can locate the Looked After Children, Child Protection, and Secure Units Statistics Privacy Notices and Data Sharing Statements here

Survey documents

Click on the links below to download the Survey Guidance, Data Specification and the XML template for uploading data to ProcXed.

To download the template please right click and select "save target as..." and save the file as an XML file. Open Excel and open the file via File> Open> select your template file. Data can be entered on this file.

If you have any queries please contact

CP guidance notes 2019

75.9 kB

CP data specification 2019

127.8 kB

CP XML template 2019

28.4 kB