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Published, 8 August 2017

SCRA Official Statistics 2016/17

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administrator (SCRA) has published their official statistics for 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.

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