SCRA Annual Report 2016/17

Posted on 26th Oct 2017
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SCRA’s Annual Report 2016/17 has been published today.

The Annual Report includes the full set of audited Annual Accounts for 2016/17.

The report starts with a foreword, authored by SCRA’s Chair. It also includes some of the highlights and achievements in 2016/17, including the regular ‘year at a glance’ section, and 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 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 rose to 687 from 595 the previous year. 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.

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 2016/17 which were published in July.

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