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19/05/2017

Decrease In Number Of Children On Protection Register

Over 2,000 children in Northern Ireland are on the Child Protection Register, according to new figures from the Department of Health.

A total of 2,130 children listed on the register at the end of March - a 3% decrease on the previous quarter.

Four out of five (80%) children were on the register due to physical abuse, neglect or a combination of physical abuse and neglect.
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69% of children on the Child Protection Register at 31 March 2017 had been on the register for less than one year with 2% of children on the register for three years or longer.

(CD/MH)

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