Data set from Children in need

A6 Child protection plans initial category of abuse

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Children who were the subject of a child protection plan at 31 March by initial category of abuse.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Child Protection Plans at 31st March
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Multiple
Time period
2013 to 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse515102601038201970183801330
2019Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse522602533041702230184602070
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse537902582041202180188602820
2017Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse510802459039502260172803010
2016Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse503102315042002370177702810

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CPP_At31Child Protection Plans at 31st March
Emotional_abuse_InitialEmotional Abuse
Physical_abuse_InitialPhysical Abuse


  1. The initial category of abuse is that assessed when the child protection plan commenced.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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