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Statistics: children in need and child protection

Statistics on children referred to and assessed by children's social services.

Statistics from May 2010 onwards are available on GOV.UK. You can find our archived statistics on the National Archives. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

Characteristics of children in need

  1. Characteristics of children in need: 2016 to 2017
  2. Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016
  3. Characteristics of children in need: 2014 to 2015
  4. Characteristics of children in need: 2013 to 2014
  5. Characteristics of children in need: 2012 to 2013
  6. Characteristics of children in need: 2011 to 2012
  7. Characteristics of children in need: 2010 to 2011
  8. Characteristics of children in need: 2009 to 2010

Referrals, assessments and children who were the subject of a child protection plan

  1. Children in need census 2010 to 2011 (provisional)
  2. Children in need census 2009 to 2010 (provisional)

Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention projects

Published 31 October 2012
Last updated 2 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Characteristics of children in need: 2016 to 2017'.
  2. Added 'Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016'.
  3. Added 'Characteristics of children in need: 2014 to 2015'.
  4. Added SFR for characteristics of children in need in England 2012 to 2013.
  5. First published.