Children looked after return: closed collections

Documents for software suppliers and anyone else interested in past children looked after data returns from local authorities.

If you are looking for documents for the current or future children looked after returns, visit our guide to submitting data for the children looked after return.

The documents on this page relate to recently closed children looked after returns, including:

  • the scope of the return
  • what data local authorities had to submit as part of the return

You can find documents from earlier children looked after returns 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.

2015 to 2016 return information

  1. Children looked after return 2015 to 2016: guide

    • Guidance
  2. Children looked after return 2015 to 2016: technical specification

    • Guidance
  3. Children looked after return 2015 to 2016: validation rules

    • Guidance