Data set from Children in need

C6 Referrals to children's social care services by month and local authority, England 2013 to 2021

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Referrals to children's social care services by month of the year.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • April
  • August
  • December
Time period
2013 to 2021

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandMonth of referral597760375704344053950543004462055650556305499048930446904511058890
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastMonth of referral30160215023902630252020702590256028002530235023503220
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestMonth of referral81410530059607530770062207590756072706390606061407680
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberMonth of referral64040452046905530586046305680550057505600527050505970
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsMonth of referral55740337042105160499042705030530050404590425043605190

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description


  1. If a child has more than one referral in a reporting year, then each referral is counted.
  2. Data for the year ending 31 March 2021 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in the 2021 national totals and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.

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