Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were on the Child Protection Register in each region (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of all children in the last year for which figures are available.
Tim Loughton (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education; East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative)
The available information is given in the following table.
|Number and rate of children who were the subject of a child protection plan in each region in England, at 31 March 2011|
|Region||Number||Rate per 10,000 children (aged 0-17 years)||Percentage of all children in region (aged 0-17 years)|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||4,400||40.0||0.4|
|East of England||4,000||31.8||0.3|
|Note: The number of children who were the subject of a children protection plan are rounded to the nearest 100 therefore regional figures may not sum to England total. Source: DFE Children in Need census, 2010-11, and ONS Population Estimates Unit.|
The rate per 10,000 children in each region is also provided, in addition to the percentage of all children, as this is the standard measure published annually. Figures for the number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan are collected annually from local authorities through the child level Children in Need census. These figures are published annually in table 18 of the Statistical First Release 'Characteristics of Children in Need, 2010-11, Final' which is available at: