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Summary: Ethnicity and Children and Families

familySummary: Ethnicity and Children and Families

  • At 31 July 2017, 88% of all children looked after were reported as being from a ‘White’ ethnic group, with a further 4% being from ‘Mixed Ethnicity’, ‘Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British’, ‘Black , Black Scottish or Black British’, or ‘Other’ ethnic groups. Please note that 8% were reported as having a ‘Not Disclosed/Not Known’ ethnic group..
  • At 31 July 2017, 71% of all children on children protection registers were reported as being from a ‘White’ ethnic group, with a further 6% being from ‘Mixed or Multiple Ethnicity’, ‘Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British’, ‘African, Caribbean or Black’, or ‘Other’ ethnic groups. Please note that 24% of all children on child protection registers were reported as having a ‘Not Known’ ethnic group.

Source: Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland 2016/17 (Last updated: March 2018)

 
  • 8.6% of children registered for early learning and childcare (ELC) in September 2016 whose home language was not English.

Source: Summary Statistics for Schools, No. 8: 2017 Edition: Early Learning and Childcare (Last updated: December 2017)

 

Useful Links

Ethnicity Page

Children and Families Page

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Ethnicity Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to ethnicity.

Data

Data

Official Statistics

statistics.gov.scot - Explore, visualise and download over 200 datasets from a range of producers. Start browsing by theme, organisation, or geography. Or access programmatically using our APIs. A range of datasets are available that can be broken down by ethnic group

 

Future Developments

Future Developments

Data on Child Protection

Individual level data over time is available from 2012/13 and will allow for greater analysis of the data.

See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/SurveyChildProtection for further information.

Data on Children Looked After

Education outcomes was published for the sixth time in June 2016.  The publication links school and social work data to present information on the attainment, post-school destinations of looked after young people who leave school, and the school attendance and exclusion rates of all looked after children.

External Links

External Links

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External Publications and Outputs

Young Gypsies & Travellers in Scotland - Produced by Save the Children, this report is the result of peer-led opinion research, whereby 14 young gypsy-traveller children gathered the views of their peers to provide a snapshot of life in the gypsy traveller community.

Contacts

Contacts

Children & Families

children.statistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk