From this section you can learn about the process of submitting data for statistical returns related to children and young people, the types of data required and how they are used. You can also find information about the Children Looked After Return and the Children in Need Census. You may also be interested in related children's statistical publications on the Research and Statistics Gateway.
Access to the guidance and forms necessary to complete a local safeguarding children board (LSCB) return.
General article 22 August 2011
Information on suggested texts for use by local authorities, schools and academies in Privacy Notices for the collection of data in the School, Early Years, Children in Need and School Workforce Censuses.
General article 22 July 2011
Information on pupil data and which organisations the Department shares it with under current privacy laws.
General article 24 June 2011
Access to research relating to youth issues that are of particular relevance to the children's workforce.
General article 31 March 2011
A useful list of links and research within the field of children's social care.
General article 03 February 2011
Read guidance about the PF1 return which collects information about the numbers of children in private fostering arrangements in England.
General article 05 January 2011
Information about the EPPE project and access to corresponding reports and papers.
General article 18 November 2010
Information on the data collated through the annual Children in Need, Children Looked After and Private Fostering statistical returns.
General article 14 October 2010
An introduction to submissions required from LAs, information on who to contact with queries and how changes are communicated.
General article 21 September 2010
An outline of the requirements of the Data Protection Act that must be observed by those submitting Children in Need Census data or Children Looked After return data.
General article 20 September 2010