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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2012-13, 25/03/14 [S]

The Scottish Government has published the latest statistics on  children looked after, child protection and young people in secure care and close support accommodation.

These show that in July 2013:

  • 2% of children in Scotland were looked after by local authorities or on the child protection register
  • 16,041 children were looked after
  • 2,681 children were on the child protection register of whom:
  • 805 were also looked after
  • 78 young people were in secure care accommodation

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2012-13