Children on child protection register

There were 286 children aged 0-15 on the Child Protection Register, as at 31st March 2010, equivalent to a rate of 3 per 1,000 population. This rate is just above the Scottish average of 2.8 but lower than some other Scottish local authorities and lower than the rate of all of the English local authorities examined here[1].

This section provides information on children who are on the Child Protection Register (Scotland) or subject to a Child Protection Plan (England).  In Scotland, the names of children assessed as being at risk of harm or abuse are placed on the Child Protection Register and Social Work Services (and sometimes other agencies) work with these families towards reducing these risks. Most children on the Child Protection Register live at home with their parent(s).Glasgow  as at 31st March  2006 to 2010 By Gender(click graph to expand)

In the last two years, 2009 and 2010, there have been more boys than girls on the Child Protection Register in Glasgow, however in previous years numbers of boys and girls have been similar.

Glasgow  as at 31st March  2006 to 2010 By Ageband(click graph to expand)

There are consistently more children from the younger age groups (0-4 and 5-10 years) on the Child Protection Register. In 2010 there were almost twice as many children aged 5-10 as 11+ on the Register and almost three times as many 0-4 years olds as those aged 11+. 

Glasgow  as at 31st March  2006 to 2010 By Gender and Ageband(click graph to expand)

The above chart shows the detailed age and gender breakdown over the five year period 2006 to 2010.

Notes


[1] Comparable child protection data from 8 key English cities is used in this section. These cities are: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield.