Data set from Children in need

C2 Children in Need Assessments by Duration

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Assessments completed by children's social care services in the year ending 31 March, by duration of assessment.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • 1 to 10 days
  • 11 to 20 days
  • 21 to 30 days
Time period
2014 to 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandDuration of assessment665660553.61431077930112100112180133120108520380703155037900173243
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastDuration of assessment35710671.131039706470603058609080148012501270173344
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestDuration of assessment98730631.51670989015360166101906017110645055607030193444
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the HumberDuration of assessment83140710.619901199013390113501384013850461044307700153344
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsDuration of assessment56900567.594061501377011110109006920278020502280162740

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
1-10_days1 to 10 days
11-20_days11 to 20 days
21-30_days21 to 30 days
25th_Percentile_days25th percentile (days)
31-40_days31 to 40 days


  1. Local authorities undertake assessments of the needs of individual children to determine what services to provide and action to take. An assessment should be completed within 45 working days of a referral.
  2. The duration of an assessment is calculated as the time in working days between the assessment start date and the assessment end date.
  3. Rates per 10,000 of the population of children aged under 18 years are calculated using Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year population estimates for children aged 0 to 17 years in England.

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