Data set from Children in need

A6 National time series of child protection plans by 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 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse509202443037801930194801280
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse500102412036501930188401480
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse515102601038201970183801330
2019Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse522602533041702230184602070
2018Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandInitial category of abuse537902582041202180188602820

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. '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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