Data set from Children in need

B3 Children in need at 31 March by primary need and local authority

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Children in need by primary need at assessment.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • N0 - Not stated
  • N1 - Abuse or neglect
  • N2 - Child's disability or illness
Time period
2013 to 2022

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary need at assessment40431023083032160893034740536008200134018410368012420
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastPrimary need at assessment251201395020502302390458029030340501200
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestPrimary need at assessment60390401703800850423075509601001680270780
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberPrimary need at assessment416003069021405102130289050011010704401120
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsPrimary need at assessment288201592020801040201030905508094010302070

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 11 variables
Variable nameVariable description
At31_episodesNumber of children in need at 31 March
N0_Not_statedN0 - Not stated
N1_Abuse_or_neglectN1 - Abuse or neglect
N2_Childs_disability_or_illnessN2 - Child's disability or illness
N3_Parents_disability_or_illnessN3 - Parent'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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