Children in care – Scotland

The Care Inspectorate in Scotland has published a review of the findings of joint inspections of the delivery of services to children and young people in need of care and protection by community planning partnerships in eight areas across Scotland, undertaken between 2018-2020. Findings include: In most areas, there were robust processes in place to protect children and young people and keep them safe; improvements in some outcomes for looked after children and young people; and children under five years of age were more likely to be identified as being at risk of harm – once identified, assessment and planning processes for this group were of a higher quality than those for older children.

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