Criteria for de-registration

A child’s name should only be removed from the register at review child protection conferences when the detailed assessment built up over the period of registration leads to a professional judgement and conclusion that the risk of significant harm has been diminished or eliminated.

There could be a variety of different factors which could lead to this conclusion but the essence is that de-registration should only take place once the level of perceived risk to the child from future abuse is below the threshold of concern.