Children looked after by Dundee City Council on 31st July as a percentage of the 0-17 years population

This is a snapshot figure and the number of children fluctuates strongly as processes protect those most at risk at a particular time, much of which is due to external factors.  It is positive to see that the very high numbers during the pandemic have reduced back to more sustainable levels but overall any figure between 2 and 3.5 is "normal" for Dundee.