Data set from Serious incident notifications

Serious incident notifications - half year

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Number and percentage of serious incident notifications for each half year of financial year. The data is broken down by the following:

  • age group;
  • gender;
  • ethnicity;
  • disability;
  • notification nature;
  • placement type; and
  • whether the child is known to other agencies or has a Child Protection Plan (CPP).

Data set details

Children's social care
Serious incident notifications
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of serious incident notifications
  • Percentage of serious incident notifications
  • Serious incident notifications by characteristic
Time period
2018-19 Part 1 (Apr to Sep) to 2020-21 Part 2 (Oct to Mar)

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Part 2 (October to March)NationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal251100
202021Part 2 (October to March)NationalE92000001EnglandGenderMale16063.7
202021Part 2 (October to March)NationalE92000001EnglandGenderFemale8634.3
202021Part 2 (October to March)NationalE92000001EnglandGenderTransgender31.2
202021Part 2 (October to March)NationalE92000001EnglandGenderNot known20.8

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
categorySerious incident notifications by characteristic
numberNumber of serious incident notifications
percentagePercentage of serious incident notifications


  1. "Residential children's home" includes a small number of incidents that occurred in residential schools.
  2. Figures on children known to any agency need to be treated with caution. Whether a child was known to any agency is interpreted differently across local authorities. Some local authorities only include children known to Children's Social Care but in other cases can include agencies such as the police, GP services, health visitors, early help, midwifery, etc. Figures can include children involved with agencies previously, and not just at the time of incident. Information is recorded at the time of reporting. Local authorities may not yet know whether the child was known to any agency.
  3. Incidents involving child perpetrators are included in "other".

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