Data set from Children in need

B6 Episodes of need ending in the year to 31 March by reason for closure and local authority, England 2013 to 2021

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Episodes of need ending during the year by reason for case closure.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of episodes of need ending in the year
  • RC1 - Adopted - Number
  • RC1 - Adopted - Percentage
Time period
2013 to 2021

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandReason for episode closure33995026100.826100.88300.25500.225400.7126103.725200.731567092.9
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastReason for episode closure18950400.22401.3700.4900.53401.86403.419011734091.5
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestReason for episode closure508707801.54800.91400.3700.14300.815903.13500.74704092.5
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberReason for episode closure392902900.73300.8700.2800.24201.113703.51800.53656093.1
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsReason for episode closure25010600.21900.8700.3300.11400.56202.5800.32383095.3

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 17 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Ended_episodesNumber of episodes of need ending in the year
RC1_AdoptedRC1 - Adopted - Number
RC1_Adopted_percentRC1 - Adopted - Percentage
RC2_DiedRC2 - Died - Number
RC2_Died_percentRC2 - Died -Percentage


  1. A child can have more than one episode of need throughout the year, but episodes should not overlap.
  2. Data for the year ending 31 March 2021 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in the 2021 national totals and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.
  3. Unknown includes episodes ending during the year where reason for closure was not known and episodes closed after an assessment where no further action was taken.

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