Children in Need

Information is collected annually relating to referrals, episodes and children referred to social services.
During 2006/07 there were 31,930 referrals to social services, 20,717 episodes of involvement of children with social services and 21,456 children referred to social services in Northern Ireland. Children aged under 5 years old accounted for 26% of all children referred to social services during the year 2006/07.
The latest available information relating to children in need in Northern Ireland, shown by HSS Trust, is available to view or download in Excel table format from the link below. Trend data showing key figures over the past five years is also available.