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