Data set from Children in need

A5 National time series of child protection plans by initial category of abuse and 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.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Child Protection Plans at 31st March
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Multiple
  • Characteristic
  • Characteristic type
Time period
2018 to 2023

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderTotal507802505036301890190001210
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale2384011400155010709280540
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMale255401271019707909430650
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderUnknown or Indeterminate gender9050cc400
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAgeUnborn13109001202026020

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristic_typeCharacteristic type
CPP_At31Child Protection Plans at 31st March
Emotional_Abuse_InitialEmotional Abuse


  1. 'Multiple' 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 in this measure.
  2. White comprises white British, white Irish, traveller of Irish heritage, Gypsy/Roma and any other white background.
  3. Mixed comprises white and black Caribbean, white and black African, white and Asian and any other mixed background.
  4. Asian or Asian British comprises Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and any other Asian background.
  5. Black or black British comprises Caribbean, African and any other black background.
  6. Data for the years ending 31 March 2021 and 2022 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in 2021 and 2022 national totals, and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.

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