Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, 2014

This Statistics Release provides the tenth set of national and local authority level figures provided by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities. Data is requested from all Scottish local authorities on adults with learning disabilities known to them. Individual level information is collected on people: aged 16 and 17 who are not in full time education; age 18 and over; who have had contact with the local authority in the last 3 years.

All adults who match these criteria and who are known to local authorities, regardless of the services they are currently receiving (if any) are included in the data collection. Adults with learning disabilities who are no longer in direct contact with local authorities are included in the dataset for three years from the last known contact.

It should be noted that this Statistics Release does not include adults with learning disabilities who are not known to local authorities.