Data set from Children in need

B4 Children in need at 31 March by duration of episode and local authority, England 2013 to 2021

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Children in need by duration of episode of need.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • 1 year but less than 2 years - number
  • 1 year but less than 2 years - percentage
  • 2 years and over - number
Time period
2013 to 2021

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2021Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandDuration of open episode3884909938025.64373011.35031012.95877015.113631035.1
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastDuration of open episode24610591024279011.3320013405016.4866035.2
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestDuration of open episode576701350023.4608010.5719012.5820014.22271039.4
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberDuration of open episode412001123027.3506012.3558013.5627015.21306031.7
2021Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsDuration of open episode29250772026.4361012.3425014.5487016.6881030.1

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
1_year_less_than_2_years1 year but less than 2 years - number
1_year_less_than_2_years_percent1 year but less than 2 years - percentage
2years+2 years and over - number
2years+_percent2 years and over - percentage
3_months_or_less3 months or less - number


  1. 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.
  2. The duration of episodes open at 31 March is calculated as the difference between 31 March of the reporting year and the referral date.

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