Rate of children with a Child Protection Plan

Monitoring

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 children subject to Child Protection Plans (CPPs) has decreased during Q3 against but remains higher than year-end of 19/20. At the end of March there were 273 children, which has increased to 289.

Shropshire has a higher rate than the 2019/20 national average (42.8), and is also higher than the SN rate (36.9).