Children in need census 2014 to 2015: specification

Specification and validation rules for LAs submitting data on children referred to social care services for health or development reasons.


Children in need census 2014 to 2015: validation rules - version 1.1

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These documents are for:

  • local authorities returning children in need census data for the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
  • software suppliers creating management information software

The documents include information on:

  • validation rules
  • changes to the 2014 to 2015 census
  • data standards
  • census structure
Published 29 October 2013
Last updated 29 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the XSLT test files that allow software suppliers to check that the validation rules for the 2014 to 2015 children in need census are working correctly.
  2. Updated the validation rules spreadsheet to version 1.1. The document contains a description of the changes.
  3. Added: new release of the specification document (version 1.1) and validation rules spreadsheet.
  4. First published.