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Key Facts:

  • 151 children in B&NES were subject to a child protection plan as of March 2016
  • There have been a total of 347 Initial Child Protection Conferences (ICPC) during 2015 – 16
  • The most prevalent categories of abuse recorded are neglect and emotional abuse

Definition - A child protection plan is a plan put together at a child protection case conference detailing the ways in which the child is to be kept safe, how their health and development is to be promoted, and the ways in which professionals can support their family in promoting the child's welfare. 1

What does the data say? 2

There were 151 children on a CPP at the end of March 2016.

There have been a total of 347 Initial Child Protection Conferences (ICPC) during 2015 – 16. The per 10,000 (0-17 population) figure at the end of 2015-16 was 41.6 compared to the statistical neighbour figure of 41.9.

With regard to the number of unborn babies, children and young people on a Child Protection Plan (CPP) in B&NES during the period the number has increased in comparison to last year, with 135 new CPPs in place, last year there were 109. 

Figure 1:  Number of Children Subject to a Child Protection Plan on 31st March by Year

Figure 2: Number of Children and Young People on a Child Protection Plan by Age and Period 

Over the two year period the age range of the children on plans is consistent. However for the last two quarters there has been a reduction in the number of unborn babies on a CPP.

Figure 3: Lengths of Time Children are Subject to a Child Protection Plan at Time of Plan Closure

The activity demonstrates that less than 1% of children and young people are subject to a plan that lasts longer than two years. The spread of CPP’s by duration is broadly in line with the national and regional CIN Census data.

Figure 3: Recorded Categories of Abuse at Initial and Latest Child Protection Plan 2015 – 16

The most prevalent category of abuse initially recorded per quarter for 2015/16 are neglect and emotional abuse.