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.