Alternative provision census 2017: guide

Guide for local authorities and providers of alternative provision to help them submit alternative provision census 2017 data.



This document will help local authorities and providers of alternative provision:

  • understand the purpose and scope of the alternative provision census
  • add the right level of data to their management information systems
  • update and maintain their data during the year
  • complete the 2017 alternative provision census data collection

The business and technical specification is available.

More guidance on submitting alternative provision census data is also available.

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