Children In Need cohorts risk factors

Please provide:
1. The breakdown by cohort and the breakdown by age band (including unborn children) and ethnicity
2. Where there also was a factor of concern about maltreatment (codes 16A, 17A, 18A and 19A) in the initial assessment, the breakdown by cohort and factor for: a) Neglect (16A); b) Emotional abuse (17A); c) Physical abuse (18A); d) Sexual abuse (19A)
3. Where, in the two years following assessment the child became a child in need, the breakdown by cohort plus the breakdown by primary category of need (codes N0 to N9) on the first episode of need within the two-year period. This will include children who became a child in need following a later assessment or referral. The details of primary need is the one recorded for the first of any episodes of need in the two years.

We hold this information as raw data but consider that the information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information At 2000 Section 21 – Information easily accessible by other means.  This is an absolute exemption and does not require a public interest test.

The information is in published form by the Department for Education

and can be viewed via the following link :

Children In Need statistics