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Children: Protection

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children there are on the at risk register in Hampshire, broken down by reason for such registration. (231551)

The number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan (on the child protection register) in Hampshire for the latest five years for which data are available is set out in the table. These figures are published on the website:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgatewav/DB/SFR/s000811/index.shtml

Children1 who were the subject of a Child Protection Plan: Years ending 31 March 2004-08

Hampshire

Number

2004

425

2005

465

2006

460

2007

445

2008

465

1 Includes unborn children.

Source:

CPR3

The data are broken down by age and gender and by category of abuse. For the year ending 31 March 2008 children who were the subject of a Child Protection Plan in Hampshire were broken down by category of abuse as follows:

Hampshire

Number

All children1

465

Neglect

275

Physical abuse

75

Sexual abuse

45

Emotional abuse

65

Multiple/Not Recommended2

0

1 Includes unborn children

2 "Multiple" refers to instances where there is more than one category of abuse. These children are not counted under the other abuse headings, so a child can appear only once in this table. "Not recommended" refers to classificatory categories not recommended by 'Working Together'(1999)

For the year ending 31 March 2008 children who were the subject of a Child Protection Plan in Hampshire were broken down by age and gender as follows:

Hampshire

Number

All children1

465

Boys

250

Girls

210

Under 1 year

55

1-4 years

135

5-9 years

150

10-15 years

115

16 years and over

10

1 Includes unborn children