Data set from Children in need

B2 Children in Need by Recorded Disability

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Children in need at 31 March, 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 2020

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandRecorded disability3892604917012.634.320.
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastRecorded disability24630322013.133.713.815.
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestRecorded disability58080613010.533.322.315.53.314.24.542.
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the HumberRecorded disability4141041201031.320.521.
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsRecorded disability2992029509.929249.

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
At31episodes_disability_recorded_percentPercentage of children in need at 31 March with a disability recorded
Autism_percentAutism/Asperger Syndrome


  1. A child in need is defined under the Children Act 1989 as a child who is unlikely to reach or maintain a satisfactory level of health or development, or their health or development will be significantly impaired without the provision of children's social care services, or the child is disabled.
  2. A child may have more than one disability recorded, therefore the disability category percentages may not sum to 100.
  3. Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010: “You're disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities”. More information on what ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ mean is provided here:

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