Collection

Children in need census: closed collections

Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past collections of the annual children in need census.

If you are looking for documents for the current or future children in need census collections, visit our guide to submitting data for the children in need census.

The documents on this page relate to recently closed children in need census collections, including:

  • the scope of the collection
  • technical specifications
  • what data needed to be submitted to us by local authorities

You can find documents related to earlier children in need collections on the National Archives website. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

2013 to 2014 census information and technical guides

  1. Children in need census 2013 to 2014: guide

    • 1 April 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Children in need census 2013 to 2014: factors identified at the end of assessment

    • 15 October 2012
    • Guidance
  3. Children in need census 2013 to 2014: specification

    • 9 December 2013
    • Guidance

2012 to 2013 census information and technical guides

  1. Children in need census 2012 to 2013: guide

    • 15 March 2013
    • Guidance
  2. Children in need census 2012 to 2013: specification

    • 17 December 2012
    • Guidance
  3. Children in need census 2012 to 2013: validation rules

    • 12 March 2013
    • Guidance