Children in need statistics

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statistics on children referred to and assessed by children’s social services in England for the year ending 31 March 2019. Statistics show: there were 399,500 children in need at 31st March 2019, a decrease of 1% from 2018; 52,300 children were subject to a child protection plan a decrease of 3% compared to 2018.

Read the news story: Characteristics of children in need: 2018 to 2019
Read the report: Characteristics of children in need: 2018 to 2019: England

Source: Department for Education

Date: 31 October 2019

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