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Child Protection Registers

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were (a) the number of registrations and (b) the numbers on child protection registers in Wales in (i) 1991 and (ii) 1992 indicating the numbers in each instance caused through (1) neglect, (2) physical injury, (3) sexual abuse, (4) emotional abuse and (5) grave concern.

Additions to the register1

Numbers on the register

Category of registration

1 April 1990 to 31 March 1991

1 April 1991 to 31 March 1992

31 March 1991

31 March 1992

Emotional abuse306893102
Grave concern8985931,467962
Other221465460
Total1,3921,4282,4602,112

1 Additions to the register may include rcclassifications of existing

cases as well as new registrations.

2

Other categories are combinations of the single categories

(excluding grave concern).

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the number and percentage of (a) registrations, including combination categories, and (b) off the register numbers, including combination categories, in (i) 1991 and (ii) 1992 of children placed on child protection registers in Wales according to the age categories of (1) unborn, (2) under one year old, (3) one to four, (4) five to nine, (5) 10 to 15 and (6) 16 years and over.

The available information for additions to and removals from child protection registers in Wales is given in the following table. Information is not collected centrally on the ages of children added to or removed from the registers.

Number
1 April 1990 to 31 March 1991
Additions11,392
Removals1,253
1 April 1991 to 31 March 1992
Additions11,428
Removals1,755
1Additions to the register may include reclassifications of existing cases as well as new registrations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the numbers and percentages of the population aged under 18 years in Wales on child protection registers who were (a) under place of safety orders, (b) in care, (c) not in care but under supervision orders and (d) none of the above categorisations in 1991; and what were the numbers and percentages (i) under emergency protection orders, (ii) looked after by local authorities, (iii) under supervision orders but not granted emergency protection orders nor looked after by local authorities and (iv) in none of these categorisations who were on child protection registers in Wales in 1992.