SCRA publishes fourth set of Official Statistics

Date: 21st August 2014
Category: Policies & procedures

On 21st August 2014 the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) published its Official Statistics for 2013/14.

SCRA is a national body focused on children most at risk and its main responsibilities are to facilitate the work of Children's Reporters, to deploy and manage staff to carry out that work and to provide suitable accommodation for Children's Hearings. The Children's Hearings System provides the operational setting in which SCRA and its partner agencies work.

The suite of statistics published includes:

  • Online Statistics 2013/14
  • Statistical Analysis 2013/14
  • Online Statistics by Local Authority 2013/14
  • Online Dashboard 2013/14.

The statistics show that in 2013/14, 19,077 children and young people in Scotland were referred to the Reporter: 17,476 on non-offence (care and protection) grounds and 2,764 on offence grounds.

The figure of 19,077 represents 2.1% of all children and young people in Scotland. Within this, 1.9% 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.

SCRA continues to see proportional increases in very young children referred to the Reporter. In 2013/14, 14.5% of all children and young people referred were aged under two. 2013/14 also saw a continuation in the high numbers of children and young people with Child Protection Orders (CPOs) received, with 734 having CPOs in the year.