Data set from Children in need

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Children in need, referrals, assessments and child protection plans.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Child protection plans
  • Child protection plans per 10,000 children
  • Children in need
Time period

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2021Financial yearNationalE92000001England388,490321.250,01041.4597,760625,960168,960

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 7 variables
Variable nameVariable description
child_protection_plansChild protection plans
child_protection_plans_per_10,000_childrenChild protection plans per 10,000 children
children_in_needChildren in need
children_in_need_per_10,000_childrenChildren in need per 10,000 children
completed_assessmentsCompleted assessments


  1. If a child has more than one referral in a reporting year, then each referral is counted.
  2. Rates per 10,000 of the population of children aged under 18 years are calculated using Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year population estimates for children aged 0 to 17 years in England.

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