Guidance: Children in need census 2022 to 2023: specification

Department For Education

October 13
15:57 2021


This is technical information about submitting data for the children in need census for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

It is for:

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

It explains:

  • changes to the previous years 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
Published 13 October 2021

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