Specification and validation rules for local authorities and software suppliers preparing for the 2017 to 2018 children in need census.
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
- XML schema files to format your return