Neglect remains the most common reason for being subject to a child protection plan (CPP) or on a child protection register (CPR) in England and Wales. There has been an upward trend in the proportion due to emotional abuse, the second most common reason in both nations.

Latest figure: At 31 March 2016 the breakdown of reasons for being subject to a CPP was as follows: 46 per cent neglect; 35 per cent emotional abuse; 8 per cent physical abuse; 6 per cent mutiple reasons; and 5 per cent sexual abuse. Trend: The proportion of children subject to a CPP for neglect has been fairly constant in recent years. It remains the most common reason for a child to be subject to a plan. The proportion of children subject to a CPP due to emotional abuse is increasing, and has almost doubled since 2002, which could be attributed to increased awareness among public and professionals. There has been a general downward trend in the proportion of children subject to a CPP due to sexual abuse and physical abuse.


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