Offences against Children

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many cases of abuse against children in which alcohol was a causal factor were reported in the last 10 years.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The available data relates to the number of assessments carried out, in England, by children’s social care where ‘alcohol abuse’ has been identified as being a risk factor. This information was collected for the first time in 2014, covering April 2013 to March 2014.

The data is available in the statistical first release ‘Characteristics of children in need in England, 2013 to 2014’ and is available in table A6 in the National and local authority tables at:

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