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A5 Child protection plans initial category of abuse by gender, age and ethnicity

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Children who were the subject of a child protection plan at 31 March by initial category of abuse by gender, age and ethnicity.

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Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Child Protection Plans at 31st March
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Multiple
  • Characteristic Type
Time period
2018 to 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuseGenderTotal515102601038201970183801330
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuseGenderFemale2448012080167011708950610
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuseGenderMale257401305020507709170690
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuseGenderUnknown/Indeterminate gender704010c20c
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuseUnbornUnborn1220850902024020

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic Type
CPP_At31Child Protection Plans at 31st March
Emotional_Abuse_InitialEmotional Abuse


  1. Black or black British comprises Caribbean, African or any other black background.
  2. The initial category of abuse is that assessed when the child protection plan commenced.
  3. A child becomes the subject of a child protection plan if they are assessed as being at risk of harm, at an initial child protection conference.
  4. White comprises white British, white Irish, traveller of Irish heritage, any other white background and Gypsy/Roma.
  5. The 'Multiple' category refers to instances where there is more than one main category of abuse. Children included in this category are not included in any other category of abuse, therefore a child is counted only once overall.
  6. Mixed comprises white and black Caribbean, white and black African, white and Asian, any other mixed background.
  7. Other ethnic groups comprises Chinese and any other ethnic group.
  8. Asian or Asian British comprises Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and any other Asian background.

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