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Children: Obesity

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been placed on child protection registers due to obesity concerns. (150362)

The information is not available in the form requested.

The latest figures on the numbers and percentage of children subject to child protection plans or placed on the child protection register were published in a statistical first release 045/2006 “Referrals, Assessments and Children and Young People on Child Protection Registers, England—Year ending 31 March 2006” on 16 November 2006. A copy of this release is available on my Department’s website:

www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/

The ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children: Every Child Matters’ guidance published in 2006 by the Government sets out the clear processes to be followed by agencies if there are concerns about a child’s welfare. A copy of this document is available from the Library.