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Richard, That strikes me as a counter intuitive assumption. …

Comment posted UK Supreme Court to hand down judgment on Named Person provision next Thursday by jake.

That strikes me as a counter intuitive assumption. As I posted above the figures given on the NSPCC site, linked to by Karl, suggest the opposite and that Scottish abuse figures are about half that of the rUK. Frankly, I don’t trust these figures, certainly not for making cross borders comparisons on a like with like basis, nor are they something I’d rely upon to form an opinion about whether or not the SNP have taken their eye off the ball in this regard.

jake also commented

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    My reading of it is that they are not “FACTS” as you call them but estimates. Now while these estimates are certainly informed and based on something more than guesswork, the basis on which they are formed is not on common criteria across the UK. As MM (below) points out the NSPCC and the former RSSPCC are/ were quite different. By way of illustration, I ‘d draw your attention to some “FACTS” ( as you call them) which your link highlights…they say that 57,000 kids are at risk across the UK and that 2,700 are at risk in Scotland. Unless you are comfortable with concluding that Scots are half as likely to abuse children than others in the UK, I’d suggest that you use caution when relying on NSPCC figures in relation to Scotland.
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