How safe are our children?
Every year we compile the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We set out 20 different indicators to help us identify trends over time and across nations and to answer the question “how safe are our children?”.
Our most recent report published in 2016.
Download How safe are our children? 2016: the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UKPDF / 4 MB
Scot Gov’s Children & Young People Statistics & Publications
Children & Young People Stats
This section gives information on Children and Young People statistics, including data on looked after children, children on the child protection register, young people in secure accommodation and pre-school data.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the Search Statistics page.
The Looked After Children Data Strategy 2015 is available here.
The consultation seeking the views on the current and anticipated future use and needs of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) data closed on the 6th of January 2016. Findings and a link to the online questionnaire can be found here.
High Level Summary of Statistics Trends
Protecting children & young people
Scotland’s National Action Plan to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/4765
National Action Plan to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation
Child Sexual Exploitation Sept 2016
In 2014, The Scottish Government published Scotland’s first National Action Plan to tackle child sexual exploitation PDF. The action plan set out the approach and action we will take, along with other statutory bodies and the third sector to tackle this form of child sexual abuse.
In March 2016, we published an Update of the National Action plan PDF that reported on progress of the actions, along with further action that will be taken forward over the next two to three years to continue Scotland’s commitment to prevent and tackle child sexual exploitation.
We have progressed many of the actions since the plan was launched in 2014, and we will continue to build on that work.
No one agency can, or should, address the complex challenge of preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation in isolation. This is reflected in the approach and actions set out in the National Action Plan and the 2016 Update. The National Action Plan and the 2016 Update have been developed in partnership with the Ministerial Working Group to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and the National Child Sexual Exploitation Working Group.
below taken frm Update of the National Action plan PDF