The children in need census is an annual collection of data on children who have been referred to local authority social care services because their health or development is at risk of being significantly impaired without additional support.
This group provides a forum for data providers to discuss current practice and proposed changes to children’s services statutory returns.
Article on GOV.UK 19 February 2014
How local authorities should collect data from social care services to complete the annual children in need census.
Multi-page article 05 February 2014