Children's Social Work Statistics
Source: The Scottish Government
Description: Local authorities have a responsibility to provide support, security and accommodation to certain vulnerable young people. This publication gives the characteristics of these children in Scotland and combines information which prior to 2002/03 and between 2005/06 and 2008/09 was previously published separately (links below to access historical data).
Key variables: This publication covers children looked after, child protection and young people in secure care and close support accommodation.
Figures available by: Gender, age group, ethnicity, disability status, accommodation type, with a current care plan, starting to be looked after, ceasing to be looked after by length of time, eligible for aftercare, short term placements, children on Child Protection Registers, registrations following initial Case Conference by category of abuse/risk identified at conference, De-registrations by category of abuse, length of time registered and reason for de-registrations, number of secure care and close support units, capacity and usage, staff, children, admissions and discharges.
Frequency of publication: Annual
* Part of combined Children's Social Work Statistics publication
For historical information:-Children looked after | Child protection | Residential care | Adoptions