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Looked After Children


This is an annual individual level survey on Looked After Children. Examples of data variables captured are gender, age, ethnicity, SCN, special educational needs, statute group, type of accommodation, time looked after and admissions and discharges during the year.

Please note: The LAC Collection will be available to users in due course.

The most recent publication can be accessed here.

Key Information

Key Information

Nature of Exchange

Local Authority Social Work to Scottish Government


Individual children


1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018

Submission to Scottish Government     

23 November 2018

Month of Publication


Method of data submission


You can locate the Looked After Children, Child Protection, and Secure Units Statistics Privacy Notices and Data Sharing Statements here.

Survey Documentation