Scottish Exchange of Data: child protection

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

This document is part of a collection


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 2020 to 31 July 2021

Submission to Scottish Government

29 October 2021

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 2021 Survey Guidance and Data Specification. The 2021 XML template for uploading data to ProcXed will be published when available.

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 2021

CP data specification 2021

CP XML template 2021

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