Scottish Exchange of Data: looked after children

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

This document is part of a collection


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 2022 - 31 July 2023

Submission to Scottish Government     

17 November 2023

Month of Publication


Method of data submission


Read the Looked After Children, Child Protection, and Secure Units Statistics Privacy Notices and Data Sharing Statements.

Survey documentation

Looked after children 2023 guidance notes
Eligible for aftercare 2023 guidance notes
Looked after children 2023 XML template
Eligible for aftercare 2023 XML template
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