SCRA Annual Report 2015/16

Posted on 27th Oct 2016

SCRA’s Annual Report 2015/16 has been published today.

The Annual Report includes the full set of audited Annual Accounts for 2015/16.

The report starts with a foreword, authored by SCRA’s Chair, it also includes some of the highlights and achievements in 2015/16, including the now regular ‘year at a glance’ section, as well as information about some of our key stories from the past 12 months.

The report contains a summary statistical report, which provides statistical information and analysis on referrals and on children and young people referred to the Reporter in 2015/16.

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.

You can view the Annual Report and the Annual Accounts in the Resources section of our website.

The Annual Report follows on from SCRA’s Official Statistics 2015/16 which were published in July.

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