Data set from Children in need

D5 Child Protection Plans at 31 March by duration and local authority

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Children who were the subject of a child protection plan at 31 March by duration of the plan.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • 1 year but less than 2 years
  • 1 year but less than 2 years (%)
  • 2 years and over
Time period
2013 to 2022

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChild Protection Plans by length of time5092016300321301025.61313025.8722014.212502.5
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChild Protection Plans by length of time3340121036.19302882024.73309.8501.5
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestChild Protection Plans by length of time7620228029.9192025.2200026.2121015.82102.8
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberChild Protection Plans by length of time5690186032.6150026.4145025.575013.21302.2
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsChild Protection Plans by length of time4340129029.7106024.4117026.967015.41603.7

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
1_year_less_than_2_years1 year but less than 2 years
1_year_less_than_2_years_percent1 year but less than 2 years (%)
2_years_or_more2 years and over
2_years_or_more_percent2 years and over (%)
3_months_or_less3 months or less


  1. The duration of a child protection plan at 31 March is calculated as the time between the child protection plan start date and 31 March of the reporting year.
  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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