Number of children with Child Protection Plans (CPP) per 10,000 population aged 0-18 years
The overall aim of a Child protection Plan is to ensure the child is safe and to prevent the risk of further harm. Numbers of children with a Child Protection plan are continually monitored to ensure children have the right support to promote welfare, health and development.
The rate of Child Protection Plans per 10,000 children aged under 18 increased between from a rate of 32 in March 2018 to a rate of 53.9 in March 2019.
There is a correlation between this and the increase in numbers of children becoming looked after as Child Protection planning is often the beginning of a child's journey into the care of the Local Authority.
Shropshire's current rate is now higher than both the Statistical Neighbour rate of 38.2 and the England Average of 45.3 (as at March 2018).