The Children in Need Census technical specification and guidance notes documents for 2011-12 are available to download from this page.
Version 1.2 - guidance for completing the 2011-12 Children in Need (CIN) Census - released 14 February 2012.
PDF, 340 Kb
Frequently asked questions to assist local authorities with their 2011-12 CIN Census return.
PDF, 208 Kb
Version 1.1 - COLLECT guidance for local authorities to use with the 2011-12 Children In Need Census.
PDF, 1 Mb
Contains details of all validation rules for the CIN Census, including guidance as to how to resolve these errors and queries on COLLECT.
Excel, 122 Kb
A tool for use by those who have non-standard systems unable to produce data extracts in the required XML format. Please note: this is the updated version of the converter which has been improved following LA feedback.
ZIP, 1 Mb
A tool for use by those who have non-standard systems unable to produce data extracts in the required XML format. Please note: an improved version of this converter, which was added in February 2012, is also available on this page. We recommend you use the updated converter instead of this one.
zip, 111 Kb
Contains the report specifications that detail the methodology used to calculate the reports available on COLLECT.
zip, 320 Kb
Version 1.2 - technical specification for the 2011-12 Children in Need (CIN) Census - released 14 February 2012.
PDF, 304 Kb
Version 1.1 - XSLT validation files for the 2011-12 Children in Need Census – updated on 15 February 2012
zip, 25 Kb