Data set from Children in need

D2 Child Protection Plans starting in the year by category of abuse and local authority, England 2013 to 2021

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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 2021

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse6383030260519024502415017902955046202360257201570
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse483027903101501580102720280140168020
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse92404230530340375039040904903104000340
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse72702980830390293015028907603703110140
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsChild Protection Plans by Initial and Latest Category of Abuse58102980750240147036029606602401650290

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.
  2. Data for the year ending 31 March 2021 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in the 2021 national totals and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.

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