Infants born into care in Scotland
This is an update of a previous ADR Scotland report that compared rates of children under one year of age becoming looked after by Local Authorities in Scotland and in England. The focus of this report is on children starting care under one year (infants), who make up a large proportion of children in care. As well as updating trends, we have used the longitudinal data to map the pathways of individual children who started care as infants and characterise different types of care history.
The impact of Covid-19 on children's care processes in Scotland
This report hopes to contribute to an improved understanding of the pandemic and its ongoing impact on children’s social care. Through thorough examination of the data about children who were ‘looked after’ throughout the pandemic, it provides more nuanced evidence on the impacts of this turbulent time.