Childhood Local Data on Risks and Needs (CHLDRN) provides the most complete picture of the numbers of children at risk in England, at both a national and local level. It makes available over 100 indicators across different age ranges and types of risk, and allows you to explore how these vary across England.
Our aim is to make this data accessible so it can be used and visualised by national and local policy makers, researchers, journalists and analysts.
The basis for this app is the Children’s Commissioner’s work on childhood vulnerability, which gathers all available information on the full range of risks and disadvantages faced by children.
Some of the key groups covered in CHLDRN are:
Indicators for these groups are available at both a national and upper-tier local authority level. We are exploring how to produce this data at other geographic levels, including local authority districts and Parliamentary constituencies.
Most of the data comes from published official statistics, but in some cases we add more data which we have collected or produced ourselves. Full source information for each indicator is provided within the app.
We are continually developing this app and adding features. Proposed additions for future versions already include:
If you have further comments or suggestions for how it can be improved please contact our Research and Evidence team.