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Scottish Exchange of Data: looked after children

Published: 24 Jul 2019

Information and documentation relating to the provision of data for the annual Looked After Children data collection.

24 Jul 2019
Scottish Exchange of Data: looked after children


This is an annual individual level survey on Looked After Children. Examples of data variables captured are gender, age, ethnicity, SCN, special educational needs, statute group, type of accommodation, time looked after and admissions and discharges during the year.

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority Social Work to Scottish Government


Individual children


1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

Submission to Scottish Government     

22 November 2019

Month of Publication


Method of data submission


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

Survey documentation