In this section you can learn about the process of submitting data for collections and statistical returns. There is also; a timetable for the types of information the Department is responsible for collating, how it is used, along with technical specifications for software developers.
You may also be interested in statistical and other research related publications, available from the Research section.
A comprehensive list of the Department's data collections over 12 months.
General article 17 May 2013
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 27 November 2012
Access to the guidance and forms necessary to complete a local safeguarding children board (LSCB) return.
General article 03 October 2012