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Children: Protection

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many established child protection officer posts there are in each local authority; and how many child protection officers each local authority employed at the latest date for which figures are available. (248164)

Although the number of child protection officers in each local authority is not collected by the Government, the NHS Information Centre does collect and publish data relating to the number of social care staff directly employed by councils. The number of child protection officers is collected as part of this larger group of social care staff, although child protection officers and senior child protection officers are recorded in different categories (as follows). However, it is not possible to split child protection officers from these groups.

Child protection officers are part of the category 2.35—child protection, family placement, juvenile/youth justice workers. Senior child protection officers are part of the category 2.31—assistant team managers/senior social workers.

Table 1 shows the total headcount of staff for each local authority in England under these two categories as at 30 September 2007.

Table 1: SSDS001 return, 2007, total staff headcount by local authority, staff in operational divisions/not establishment-based

Rounded number

‘2.31’ Assistant team managers/senior social workers

‘2.35’ Child protection, family placement, juvenile/youth justice workers

England

4,515

5,245

Barking and Dagenham

30

35

Barnet

60

15

Barnsley

25

1

Bath and N. E. Somerset

15

1

Bedfordshire

30

5

Bexley

25

1

Birmingham

95

305

Blackburn

15

20

Blackpool

15

30

Bolton

25

30

Bournemouth

15

30

Bracknell Forest

10

15

Bradford

70

0

Brent

15

30

Brighton and Hove

95

75

Bristol

0

1

Bromley

75

25

Buckinghamshire

20

35

Bury

15

20

Calderdale

15

10

Cambridgeshire

60

40

Camden

40

35

Cheshire

0

30

City of London

1

0

Cornwall

30

0

Coventry

20

90

Croydon

70

30

Cumbria

35

105

Darlington

1

1

Derby

1

1

Derbyshire

15

25

Devon

1

55

Doncaster

25

70

Dorset

35

45

Dudley

35

75

Durham

20

40

Ealing

50

20

East Riding

15

35

East Sussex

55

110

Enfield

25

30

Essex

265

15

Gateshead

15

20

Gloucestershire

40

40

Greenwich

35

35

Hackney

35

25

Halton

0

1

Hammersmith and Fulham

50

5

Hampshire

30

35

Haringey

60

20

Harrow

10

15

Hartlepool

5

1

Havering

25

0

Herefordshire

10

15

Hertfordshire

90

160

Hillingdon

40

30

Hounslow

20

40

Isle of Wight

20

25

Isles of Scilly

0

0

Islington

45

25

Kensington and Chelsea

20

20

Kent

230

195

Kingston-upon-Hull

0

90

Kingston-upon-Thames

25

10

Kirklees

25

60

Knowsley

20

1

Lambeth

25

1

Lancashire

20

0

Leeds

15

145

Leicester

40

45

Leicestershire

30

20

Lewisham

40

10

Lincolnshire

45

30

Liverpool

1

75

Luton

25

15

Manchester

65

80

Medway Towns

15

25

Merton

10

30

Middlesbrough

15

35

Milton Keynes

10

30

N. E. Lincolnshire

15

25

N. Lincolnshire

10

20

Newcastle upon Tyne

15

50

Newham

15

65

Norfolk

80

45

North Somerset

10

30

North Tyneside

10

20

North Yorkshire

40

120

Northamptonshire

70

20

Northumberland

1

55

Nottingham

5

1

Nottinghamshire

45

10

Oldham

5

35

Oxfordshire

95

50

Peterborough

25

45

Plymouth

20

0

Poole

25

10

Portsmouth

10

5

Reading

20

20

Redbridge

25

20

Redcar and Cleveland

1

15

Richmond upon Thames

1

15

Rochdale

10

55

Rotherham

15

30

Rutland

1

0

Salford

1

65

Sandwell

15

55

Sefton

25

25

Sheffield

10

20

Shropshire

25

30

Slough

20

20

Solihull

35

25

Somerset

10

50

South Gloucestershire

50

5

South Tyneside

15

105

Southampton

30

20

Southend

25

35

Southwark

105

30

St. Helens

10

20

Staffordshire

60

90

Stockport

10

45

Stockton-on-Tees

5

25

Stoke-on-Trent

60

35

Suffolk

35

0

Sunderland

30

150

Surrey

90

15

Sutton

35

25

Swindon

25

10

Tameside

15

0

Telford and Wrekin

20

35

Thurrock

30

20

Torbay

10

1

Tower Hamlets

25

40

Trafford

20

10

Wakefield

20

15

Walsall

30

10

Waltham Forest

25

25

Wandsworth

60

35

Warrington

15

1

Warwickshire

10

1

West Berkshire

10

20

West Sussex

100

80

Westminster

30

55

Wigan

20

35

Wiltshire

25

40

Windsor and Maidenhead

10

20

Wirral

20

85

Wokingham

5

15

Wolverhampton

0

0

Worcestershire

40

55

York

0

0

1 Values of less than five.

Note:

This table is based on the job title as defined by the individual local authority. Therefore staff with child protection responsibilities may be recorded elsewhere within the return under a different job title.

Source:

SSDS001 Return, 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been made subject to child protection plans in Doncaster in each of the last five years. (248762)

The numbers of children who have been made subject to child protection plans in Doncaster, in each of the last five years, are shown in table 9a of the following Statistical First Release:

Referrals, Assessments and Children and Young People who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan, England—year ending 31 March 2008 .

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