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Children: Protection

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether any of the Ofsted inspectors who undertook the recent inspection of Haringey child protection services took part in the (a) 2007 Annual Performance Assessment and (b) 2006 Joint Area Review. (240757)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were on the Child Protection Register in each region in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (241395)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Children who were the subject of a Child Protection Plan (CPP)1, 2, years at 31 March 1997 to 2008, coverage: Government Office Region in England

England

North East

North West

Yorkshire and the Humber

East Midlands

West Midlands

East of England

London

South East

South West

Subject of a CPP at 31 March

Number:

1997

32,400

2,250

4,245

4,960

3,265

3,390

2,465

5,025

3,845

2,920

1998

31,600

2,155

3,965

4,485

3,145

3,565

2,800

4,995

3,660

2,875

1999

31,900

2,165

4,205

4,015

3,095

3,760

3,080

4,900

3,815

2,845

2000

30,300

2,105

4,050

3,390

3,135

3,600

2,865

4,810

3,835

2,485

2001

26,800

1,835

3,245

2,885

2,640

3,130

2,595

4,625

3,720

2,155

2002

25,700

1,935

3,390

2,850

2,370

2,995

2,490

4,500

3,105

2,095

2003

26,600

1,920

3,795

2,870

2,485

2,960

2,520

4,600

3,220

2,105

2004

26,300

1,770

3,470

2,950

2,280

3,010

2,480

4,770

3,375

2,150

2005

25,900

1,715

3,440

2,730

2,125

3,330

2,450

4,650

3,500

1,980

2006

26,400

1,615

3,375

2,830

2,275

3,305

2,600

4,745

3,540

2,085

2007

27,900

1,785

3,565

2,730

2,525

3,480

2,620

4,955

3,880

2,330

2008

29,200

1,980

3,980

2,835

2,410

3,475

2,745

5,210

4,210

2,345

Rate per 10,000 children aged under 18 years:

1997

29

37

n/a

42

34

27

20

31

22

28

1998

28

36

25

38

33

28

23

31

20

27

1999

28

37

26

34

33

30

25

30

21

27

2000

27

36

25

29

33

29

23

29

21

23

2001

24

32

20

25

28

25

21

28

20

20

2002

23

33

21

25

25

24

20

27

17

20

2003

24

35

24

25

26

24

21

29

18

21

2004

24

32

23

26

24

25

20

29

19

20

2005

23

31

22

24

23

27

30

29

20

19

2006

24

24

22

25

24

27

21

29

20

20

2007

25

33

24

24

27

29

21

31

22

22

2008

27

37

27

25

26

29

22

32

23

22

n/a = Not available.

1 England figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Government Office Region figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

2 Figures include unborn children.

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 (SFR) 24/2008 “Referrals, Assessments and Children and Young People who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan, England—Year ending 31 March 2008" on 16 September 2008. A copy of this release is available on my Department’s website:

www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway