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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00944: Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have appeared before the Children’s Hearing System in the last year as a result of youth disorder in the Edinburgh area.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 3 May 2017

In calendar year 2016, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration information shows that 199 Edinburgh children under 18 were referred to the Reporter on offence grounds. 19 appeared before a children’s hearing in the period. The other cases were either already subject to current supervision, diverted to other services, had insufficient evidence to proceed or required no further action.