Data set from Children in need

A5 National time series of child protection plans by initial category of abuse and gender, age and ethnicity, England 2018 to 2021

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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 2021

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderTotal500102412036501930188401480
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale2349010890154011209270680
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMale250101222019707809280770
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandGenderUnknown or Indeterminate gender805010c20c
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandAgeUnborn14309601403027030

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. Black or black British comprises Caribbean, African or any other black background.
  2. White comprises white British, white Irish, traveller of Irish heritage, any other white background and Gypsy/Roma.
  3. Asian or Asian British comprises Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and any other Asian background.
  4. Mixed comprises white and black Caribbean, white and black African, white and Asian, any other mixed background.

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