Comparisons

Looked after children in Glasgow and Scotland by accommodation type
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The accommodation profiles of looked after children in Glasgow and Scotland in 2019 were broadly similar. The majority of looked after children either live at home with their parents or with relatives/friends, although the percentage of looked after children living at home with their parents is much lower in Glasgow than in Scotland as a whole.

Only about 7% of looked after children live in residential accommodation in Glasgow, compared to 10% overall in Scotland.

Looked after children in Glasgow and Scotland by age group

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The vast majority of looked after children in Glasgow and Scotland are between the ages of 5 and 15.  There are slightly greater proportion of children aged 16 and over who are looked after in Glasgow compared to Scotland but a slightly lower proportion of looked after children under 5.