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Child protection statistics – Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician recently published statistics on child protection in Scotland.

The main findings were:

  • At July 31, 2011, there were 2,571 children on Child Protection Registers, a two per cent increase compared with March 31, 2010.
  • In 2010/11, the total number of registrations on to child protection registers rose by 9%, whereas the total number of de-registrations showed no change compared with the previous year.