Children in need census 2014: COLLECT guide

This publication was withdrawn on 10 November 2014

This document has been archived as the 2013 to 2014 census has closed.

A guide covering COLLECT, the department's centralised data collection and management system, for the children in need census 2014.


This document is designed to guide local authority users through the various aspects of COLLECT (Collections Online - Learners, Education, Children and Teachers) as related to the children in need census return, including initial submission, data validation and final approval by the Department for Education.

The COLLECT system is used by local authorities and the department for processing data collection returns.