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Proposed changes to children in need and children looked after by local authorities outcome statistics

The Department for Education has launched a consultation on proposals to change the annual children in children in need (CIN) and children looked after by local authorities (CLA) outcomes statistics. 

Proposals made by the DfE include more consistency in the use of definitions and in the range of children reported on. For example, the DfE does not report outcomes on the whole CIN cohort but reports on only those children looked after for at least 12 months at 31 March – the impact on outcomes for those looked after for shorter durations is not currently reported on.

The DfE proposes producing a single publication, bringing together the CIN and CLA outcomes statistics into one place. It plans to publish a four-year time series for each outcome at national level where possible and also provide local authority level data.

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24/9/20