Data set from Children in need

B2 Children in need at 31 March by recorded disability and local authority

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Children in need by disability.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Autism/Asperger Syndrome
  • Behaviour
  • Communication
Time period
2013 to 2022

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandRecorded disability4043104968012.33920183.
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastRecorded disability25120296011.836.111.814.
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestRecorded disability60390656010.934.423.415.
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberRecorded disability4160039909.634.322.
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsRecorded disability2882028209.838.

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 15 variables
Variable nameVariable description
At31_episodesNumber of children in need at 31 March
At31_episodes_disability_recordedNumber of children in need at 31 March with a disability recorded
At31_episodes_disability_recorded_percentPercentage of children in need at 31 March with a disability recorded
Autism_percentAutism/Asperger Syndrome


  1. The Disability Discrimination Act defines a disabled person as a person with a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. The condition must have lasted or be likely to last at least 12 months to be classed as a disability.
  2. Data for the years ending 31 March 2021 and 2022 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in 2021 and 2022 national totals, and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.
  3. A child may have more than one disability recorded, therefore the disability category percentages may not sum to 100.

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