Serious incident notifications by age
Over a third (36%) of serious incident notifications relate to children under 1. This is an increase compared to 2018-19.
In 2020-21, the next highest proportion of notifications related to children aged 16 years old and over and this has increased each year since 2018-19.
Serious incident notifications by gender
The majority of serious incident notifications relate to boys and this has been increasing since 2018-19.
Serious incident notifications by ethnicity
In 2020-21, 28% of serious incident notifications related to ethnic minorities, whereas figures from the 2011 Census show that 21% of those aged 0 to 17 were from an ethnic minority background. Amongst ethnic minorities, the most common ethnicity was mixed in 2020-21.
Serious incident notifications by disability
Approximately 1 in 8 serious incident notifications related to a child with a disability in 2020-21; this has remained stable since 2018-19.