In this section you can read about the different types of research that have been collated with regard to children and young people.
Policy and practice advice for local areas in supporting their vulnerable children populations will also be available here in the new year.
Information about the LA Children In Need focus group. The group was brought together by the Department to help develop the technical specification of the Children In Need census.
General article 25 August 2011
Information on the technical specification, guidance notes and related documents for the Children In Need 2010-11 census.
General article 03 August 2011
A collection of newsletters are available to download. These are designed to update LAs on developments regarding CIN, introduce new materials and respond to issues likely to affect some or all LAs.
General article 14 June 2011
Information on the SSDA903 return for 2010-11, and general guidance that can be downloaded.
General article 28 April 2011
Access to research relating to youth issues that are of particular relevance to the children's workforce.
General article 31 March 2011
Information about the Children in Need census review announced in September 2010, which is due to report at the end of March 2011.
General article 21 March 2011
Details of proposed changes to the data items collected in the Children Looked After (CLA) data collection
General article 14 March 2011
Access to the validation checks which will be applied to all children looked after records on 2010-2011.
General article 08 February 2011
A useful list of links and research within the field of children's social care.
General article 03 February 2011
Access to a collection of downloadable newsletters designed to update LAs on developments regarding CLA, introduce new materials and respond to issues likely to affect some or all LAs.
General article 02 February 2011