Guidance

Children looked after return 2016 to 2017: technical specification

Technical specification for submitting data for the children looked after return 2016 to 2017.

Detail

This is technical information about submitting data for the children looked after data return (also known as SSDA903) for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

It is for:

  • suppliers creating management information software (MIS) for local authorities
  • users of local authority MIS software

The information includes:

  • a summary of the data items we collect in the return
  • an explanation of formats for submitting the data

A guide for local authorities, with detailed explanations of what information to include for each data item, is also available.