Data set from Children in need

A2 National time series of section 47s, initial child protection conferences and child protection plans

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Section 47 enquiries, initial child protection conferences and child protection plans.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number
  • Percentage
  • Rate per 10000 children aged under 18 years
  • Category type
Time period
2013 to 2023

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandSection 47Section 47s in the year225400191.6z
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandSection 47Children subject to a Section 47 in the year194150165.1z
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandICPCICPCs in the year7438063.2z
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandICPCChildren subject to an ICPC in the year7327062.3z
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandCPPCPP at 31 March5078043.2z

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
category_typeCategory type
rateRate per 10000 children aged under 18 years


  1. Rates per 10,000 children are calculated based on ONS mid-year population estimates for children aged 0 to 17 years.
  2. 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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