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Child Protection Register

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were on the child protection register in each year between 1979-80 and 2005-06, broken down by county; what the estimated numbers are for 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. (97262)

Information on the number of children on the child protection register as at 31 March for each year from 1989 to 2005, by local authority, has been placed in the Library. Data for 2006 are due to be published on the DfES website in January 2007. Data are not held centrally for years prior to 1989.