The number of children subject to a child protection plan in Islington was 115 in February 2013 (latest report to the Islington Safeguarding Children Board). This reflects a rate of 34 per 10,000 (0-17 years population) which is below the average England rate (37.8 per 10,000 in March 2012) and the average London rate (35.7 per 10,000 in March 2012). Since April 2012 the number of children subject to Child protection plans in Islington has fluctuated each month but overall there has been a decrease from 136 (April 2012).
The relatively low numbers of children subject to a Child protection plan in Islington are in part attributed to the local development of early intervention strategies and services for vulnerable families. It is also note-worthy that the England and London rates (as at March 2012) have fallen since March 2011.