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Child protection statistics for Northern Ireland

A compilation of the key statistics from official publications

January 2014

  • 1,961 children were on the child protection register in Northern Ireland at 31 March 2013.
  • 2,807 children were “looked after” in Northern Ireland at 31 March 2013.

Child protection register

  • 1,961 children were on the child protection register in Northern Ireland at 31 March 2013.

See our overview of child protection register statistics for Northern Ireland (2009-2013) (PDF, 79KB)


Homicides

  • 27 children under the age of 18 years were victims of homicide over the last 10 years (2003/04 to 2012/13).
    Source: Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in correspondence with the NSPCC.

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Children aged under one


Looked after children


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Related content

Child protection in all UK nations
Information and resources on child protection in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Further help and information

NSPCC training courses
Our child protection training courses in Northern Ireland.

Comparing child abuse statistics over time and between countries
Explains the issues around looking for trends in statistics over time, within the UK and internationally.

How to find, understand and use statistics about child abuse
A brief introduction to child abuse statistics.


Contact the NSPCC’s information service for more information about statistics, child protection in Northern Ireland or any child protection topic