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Publication - Statistics Publication

Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2015-2016

Published: 28 Mar 2017
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786528667

Statistics on civil justice, which aims to resolve a range of disputes from debt and eviction to divorce.

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87 page PDF

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Contents
Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2015-2016
Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of 1,2, by case type and final disposal, 2015-16

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Table 8: Family-related summary application cases initiated and disposed of 1,2, by case type and final disposal, 2015-16

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Granted Dismissed Refused Dropped from roll Withdrawn Other
Adoption Petitions 3 496 444 437 0 0 0 7 0
Extend/vary interim order 4 3,160 2,482 2,231 33 18 111 57 32
Children's hearings - appeal 4 1,014 813 301 110 256 43 57 46
Children's hearings - referral 4 3,315 2,646 2,104 114 20 56 43 309
Children's Hearings Act 2011 - Other 5 706 424 359 9 45 1 4 6
Permanence orders with authority to adopt 365 291 276 6 3 0 6 0

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. The number of summary application cases disposed of is likely an underestimate. For more information see the Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2015-16 bulletin.
3. Adoption petitions include both family adoptions and adoptions from care. Statistics on adoptions from care are available from Children's Social Work Statistics additional tables (see www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/PubChildrenSocialWork).
4. These case types represent equivalent actions from the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011. The statistics reported here differ from those reported by the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration due to differences in definition and timing.
5. "Other" includes Child Protection Order, Child Assessment Order as well as a range of miscellaneous cases.


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