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1 in 16 Children Investigated before age 5

A study by Andy Bilson showed for children with a fifth birthday in 2016-17:

  • One in every 5 children had been referred to children’s services
  • One in every 7 had been assessed and found to be in need
  • One in 16 had been investigated under section 47
  • One in 27 had been on a child protection plan