Data set from Children in need

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Headline children in need figures.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Child protection plans (as at 31 March)
  • Child protection plans per 10,000 children (as at 31 March)
  • Children in need (as at 31 March)
Time period
2013 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2013Reporting yearNationalE92000001England378,030330.943,19037.8593,470x
2014Reporting yearNationalE92000001England395,480343.74830042657780u
2015Reporting yearNationalE92000001England390,130336.64969042.9635620550,810
2016Reporting yearNationalE92000001England393,910337.35031043.1621470571640
2017Reporting yearNationalE92000001England389,040330.15108043.3646120606910

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
child_protection_plansChild protection plans (as at 31 March)
child_protection_plans_per_10000_childrenChild protection plans per 10,000 children (as at 31 March)
children_in_needChildren in need (as at 31 March)
children_in_need_per_10000_childrenChildren in need per 10,000 children (as at 31 March)
completed_assessmentsCompleted assessments (year to 31 March)


  1. Rates per 10,000 children are calculated based on ONS mid-year population estimates for children aged 0 to 17 years.
  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.

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