Data set from Children in need

B6 Children in Need by Reason for Closure

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Episodes of need ending in the year to 31 March, 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 2020

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandReason for episode closure37107027000.729300.88800.25800.225500.7122103.324900.734673093.4
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastReason for episode closure19860200.12301.2500.2900.53301.75202.62401.21839092.6
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestReason for episode closure544201500.36701.21400.2700.13700.717403.23400.65095093.6
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and the HumberReason for episode closure457202200.53300.7600.1600.13300.712502.71800.44329094.7
2020Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsReason for episode closure273708002.91700.6600.2300.11800.65101.91100.42551093.2

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 in need is defined under the Children Act 1989 as a child who is unlikely to reach or maintain a satisfactory level of health or development, or their health or development will be significantly impaired without the provision of children's social care services, or the child is disabled.
  2. Reason for closure is the reason the local authority stops providing services to the child.

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