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Scottish Exchange of Data: looked after children

Published: 24 Jun 2020

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

24 Jun 2020
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 2019 - 31 July 2020

Submission to Scottish Government     

27 November 2020

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