Data set from Serious incident notifications

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Number and percentage of serious incident notifications for each financial year. The data is broken down by the following:

  • age group;
  • gender;
  • ethnicity;
  • disability;
  • notification nature;
  • placement type; 
  • whether the child is known to any agencies or has a Child Protection Plan (CPP); 
  • financial year quarter.

Data set details

Children's social care
Serious incident notifications
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of serious incident notifications
  • Percentage of total notifications for that nature
  • Category
  • Financial year quarter
  • Nature of notification
Time period
2018-19 to 2021-22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Financial yearTotalNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalTotal442100
202122Financial yearTotalNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalChild Death19143.2
202122Financial yearTotalNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalSerious Harm22751.4
202122Financial yearTotalNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotalOther245.4
202122Financial yearTotalNationalE92000001EnglandGenderMaleTotal25758.1

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
nature_of_notificationNature of notification
numberNumber of serious incident notifications
percentagePercentage of total notifications for that nature
quarterFinancial year quarter


  1. The majority of incidents in the other category relate to notifications with child perpetrators.
  2. "Residential children's home" includes a small number of incidents that occurred in residential schools.

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