Rate of Children with Child Protection Plans (CPP) per 10,000 population (0-18 years).
The overall aim of a Child Protection Plan is to ensure the child is safe and prevent him or her from suffering 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 children with a Child Protection Plan (CPP) has begun to decline during 2016/17. Progress in the quality of our child protection planning is evidenced in the Independent Review Unit RAG Rating Reports. Where safeguarding concerns are addressed, we are now ending CPP as appropriate and stepping down to Child In Need planning; ensuring that children have a gradual step down in services before stepping down to Early Help. The rate of Child Protection plans per 10k U18s rose slightly between the end Q3, and the end Q4. Year on Year, the rate has fallen from 40.8 to 32 with Shropshire now below both Statistical Neighbour and England Averages.