SCRA’s Official Statistics 2015/16

Posted on 28th Jul 2016
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Our Official Statistics 2015/16 have been published today, Thursday 28 July 2016.

The full set of statistics includes:

The statistics show that in 2015/16, 15,329 children and young people in Scotland were referred to the Children’s Reporter:

▪  13,688 on non-offence (care and protection) grounds

▪  2,761 on offence grounds

The figure 15,329 represents 1.7% of all children and young people in Scotland. Within this, 1.5% of all children and young people were referred on care and protection grounds and 0.6% of all children and young people aged between eight and 16 years were referred on offence grounds.

In 2015/16, the number of children and young people with Child Protection Orders (CPOs) received dropped significantly to 595 from 754 the previous year. Of the 595, 24.9% were for children aged under 20 days.

In 2015/16, 3,185 children and young people had a new Compulsory Supervision Order (CSO) made on grounds referred, with 10,379 children and young people subject to CSOs at 31 March 2016. This amounts to 1.1% of all children and young people in Scotland.

The full set of Official Statistics can be seen detail in the Resources section of our website, and we also have an Online Statistical Dashboard.

We would also welcome your views on our statistics. We have a short electronic feedback survey. It will only take you a few minutes to complete. Please click here to take part.

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