Data set from Children in need

A3 National times series of children in need by gender, age and primary need

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Children in need by gender, age and primary need.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Children in Need at 31st March
  • N0 - Not stated
  • N1 - Abuse or neglect
  • Characteristic
Time period
2018 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessmentTotal40431023083032160893034740536008200134018410368012420
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessmentFemale17898010992010820417016000249402710590274016005500
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessmentMale216930115460212504500180902734054407201563020506450
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessmentUnknown or Indeterminate gender1100560404014014010102010120
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessmentUnborn7300490040220520118040103010350

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
CIN_At31Children in Need at 31st March
N0_Not_statedN0 - Not stated
N1_Abuse_or_neglectN1 - Abuse or neglect
N2_Childs_disability_or_illnessN2 - Child's disability or illness


  1. 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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