National Statistics

Characteristics of children in need: 2012 to 2013

National Statistics

Children referred to and assessed by children's social services for the financial year ending March 2013.

Documents

SFR45/2013: Main text

SFR45/2013: Main tables

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SFR45/2013: Methodology document

SFR45/2013: Underlying data

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SFR45/2013: Additional Tables

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SFR45/2013: Methodology document 2

Details

The ‘Characteristics of Children in Need’ publication contains figures on the numbers of children referred to and assessed by children’s social services. It includes information on:

  • the characteristics of children in need
  • children who were the subject of a child protection plan for the year ending March 2013

All 24 tables from the publication are contained in the ‘SFR45/2013: Main tables’ excel document.

Additional analysis of children in need by characteristics available through matching to the national pupil database (NPD) was published on 27 February 2014.

This analysis includes local authority and national information on:

  • matching rates
  • prevalence of special educational needs and free school meals
  • attainment at key stage 2, key stage 4, and progression between these key stages
  • absence and exclusion rates all for children in need

The figures also include absence levels for children in need who were also subject to a child protection plan.

The tables from this additional analysis are contained in the ‘SFR45/2013: Additional tables’ excel document. Further details of the matching process and calculations included in these tables can be found in the accompanying methodology document ‘SFR45/2013: Methodology document 2’.

Contact details

Alison Butler

01325 735 419

alison.butler@education.gsi.gov.uk