Guidance

Children in need census 2015 to 2016: specification

Specification and validation rules for local authorities submitting 2015 to 2016 children in need census data, and for software suppliers.

Documents

Children in need census 2015 to 2016: validation rules, version 1.2

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Children in need census 2015 to 2016: XML schema files

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Details

These documents are for:

  • local authorities submitting children in need census data for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • suppliers creating management information software

The information includes:

  • validation rules
  • changes to the 2015 to 2016 census
  • data standards
  • census structure
  • XML schema files to format your return
Published 24 October 2014
Last updated 30 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added XML schema files for correct formatting of return.
  2. Updated census specification guidance document and validation rules spreadsheet. The specification document's version history section explains the changes.
  3. Updated census specification guidance document and validation rules spreadsheet. Changes are detailed in the specification document's version history.
  4. First published.