In March 2018, the government launched a review into Children in Need (CIN). The evidence showed CIN on average have poorer outcomes at every stage of education than their peers and are more likely than other children not to be in education, employment or training (NEET) after age 18.
This document looks at the records between 2012-13 and 2017-18, particularly at the characteristics and interactions that CIN received from services.
Key statistics from the report include:
Between 2012/13 and 2017/18, there were at least 1.6m children in need of social care services. This equates to around 1 in 10 children in 2018 who were in need at some point in the previous 6 years
98% of state schools had at least 1 pupil who was CIN
CIN pupils are 50% less likely to achieve a good pass in English and Maths
Pupils who were in need at the end of Key Stage 4 were around 3 times less likely to go on to study A levels at age 16, and almost 5 times less likely to enter higher education at age 18 .