SCRA’s Official Statistics 2016/17

Posted on 27th Jul 2017

Our Official Statistics 2016/17 have been published today, Thursday 27 July 2017.

The full set of statistics includes:

  • Online Statistics 2016/17
  • Statistical Analysis 2016/17
  • Online Statistics by Local Authority Breakdown 2016/17

The statistics show that in 2016/17, 15,118  children and young people in Scotland were referred to the Children’s Reporter:

  • 13,254  on non-offence (care and protection) grounds
  • 2,995  on offence grounds

The figure 15,118 represents 1.7% of all children and young people in Scotland. Within this, 1.4% of all children and young people were referred on care and protection grounds and 0.7% of all children and young people aged between eight and 16 years were referred on offence grounds.

In 2016/17, the number of children and young people with Child Protection Orders (CPOs) received increased significantly to 687 from 595 the previous year (which was a significant decrease from 2014/15). Of the 687, 25.8% were for children aged under 20 days.

In 2016/17, 3,174 children and young people had a new Compulsory Supervision Order (CSO) made on grounds referred, with 9,996 children and young people subject to CSOs at 31 March 2017. This amounts to 1.1% of all children and young people in Scotland.

The full set of Official Statistics can be seen in detail in the Resources section of our website. You can also view our interactive statistical service here.

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