Child in Need (CIN) Status

How to record a student as a Child in Need (CIN)?

On the student profile's Extended Tab, under Support Information, there is a field for 'Is [student] on a child in need plan?'.



By default this is set to No for all students, but it can be set to Yes to identify these students.

What criteria identifies a Child in Need?

Under Section 17 (10) of the Children Act 1989, a child is a Child in Need if:

  • He/she is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or have the opportunity of achieving or maintaining, a reasonable standard of health or development without the provision for him/her of services by a local authority;
  • His/her health or development is likely to be significantly impaired, or further impaired, without the provision for him/her of such services; or
  • He/she is disabled.

By recording that a student is a Child in Need, schools will be able to identify and track this group of students.


Reporting on Child in Need students

You can create a Dynamic Group for any students recorded as a Child in Need on their profile.

See - Using Data Digger for creating a Dynamic Group or Static Group of students

Go to Reporting > Data Digger > Select Child in Need from a drop down - 

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Click on the number within the circle to view who the students are.

To create/save the Dynamic Group, enter a name for the group in the box provided then press 'Create Dynamic group'. 


A notification will appear under the button to confirm its been saved.


Now you have your Dynamic Group, you can select it when running other reports where you see the 'Group' dropdown.

Example - 


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