Children in need census 2016 to 2017: reports specification

Specifications of the children in need census reports that local authorities can run in COLLECT.


Children in need census 2016 to 2017: COLLECT report specifications


This document describes the reports available to local authorities completing a children in need census return in COLLECT, our centralised data collection and management system.

It specifies:

  • a detailed description of each report
  • what data is used to calculate each report
  • what information each report displays
Published 27 March 2017