Data set from Children in need

D2 Child Protection Plans starting in the year by Category of Abuse

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Child protection plans starting during the year ending 31 March, by initial and latest category of abuse.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Initial: Emotional abuse
  • Initial: Multiple
  • Initial: Neglect
Time period
2013 to 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse6638033120573026002339015503270052002540244501490
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse502031303701601350203090330160144010
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse97104420750450376034042406404203960450
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the HumberChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse83603700910450315014036508504403300120
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse61803080840220165039031307902401710310

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CPP_startNumber of child protection plans starting during the year
Emotional_InitialInitial: Emotional abuse
Emotional_LatestLatest: Emotional abuse
Multiple_InitialInitial: Multiple
Multiple_LatestLatest: Multiple


  1. The initial category of abuse is that assessed when the child protection plan commenced.
  2. The latest category of abuse is the most recent category of abuse assigned to the child protection plan. The latest category of abuse may be the same as the initial category of abuse.
  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. If a child is the subject of more than one child protection plan during the year, each plan is counted.
  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.

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