Children in need census 2017 to 2018: specification
Specification and validation rules for local authorities and software suppliers preparing for the 2017 to 2018 children in need census.
Ref: DFE-00260-2016 PDF, 450KB, 33 pages
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This is technical information about submitting data for the children in need census for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
It is for:
- suppliers of software for local authority management information systems (MIS)
- users of local authority MIS software
- changes to the previous year’s census collection
- what data local authorities should supply at child level
- how to structure the data in XML
- how to check the data against the validation rules