Data set from Children in need

D2 Child Protection Plans starting in the year by category of abuse and local authority

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Child protection plans starting during the year 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 2022

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse6439030280545025202465015002952049102440261401380
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse464027702801501430c27402601501490c
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse92603980660320400030038506003104240250
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse74902860970380312016028008603703290170
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse52902780620240144022027705602201530210

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. '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. 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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