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 2023

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2023Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse6387030900528022902399014203005046902240256501240
2023Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse464029202801201310102900260120135010
2023Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse932042906702904010604110600300427040
2023Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse74502870970300319012027408603003430110
2023Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse52302810580200130035028205401901410280

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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