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Benchmarking Tool (BMt)

A comprehensive, frequently updated compendium of national datasets relating to Children's Social Care, with table and chart views, and options to create your own comparator groups.

Benchmarking Tool (BMt)
  • (3.23) Updated Outcomes for children in need including children looked after 2020-21 as per DfE data release

  • (3.22) Added "Charts (3)" tab containing breakdowns of statistical neighbours, regional neighbours and regions (chart dropdowns draw data from additional tables to right of "ChartData" tab and lists of neighbours pulled from "ListofStatNeighbours" tab)

  • (3.22) Updated Ofsted inspection outcomes in CustomGroup tab

  • (3.22) Updated Children's Social Work Workforce with 2020-21 data as per DfE data release


  • (3.21) Updated Ofsted inspection outcomes in CustomGroup tab

  • (3.21) Fixed % convicted in OC2 data (Data_AllLAs!ADE:ADE) which was previously showing number of children instead of percentage

  • (3.21) Updated Fostering data 2020-21 

  • (3.21) Amended calculations for children leaving care 16+ to only display where no values are suppressed - was previously providing a partial sum based on the unsuppressed figures, which could mislead (see P_PLC1.01 and P_PLC1.02)

  • (3.20) Updated Children looked after in England including adoptions with 2020-21 data as per DfE data release

  • (3.20) Fixed "count LAs with value for this measure" in Data_AllLAs to recognise new LAs added to list

  • (3.20) Tidied up some missing values from previous updates including Herefordsire population

  • (3.19) Fixed BCP calculations for CIN 2021 data release

  • (3.18) Updated Characteristics of Children in Need with 2020-21 data as per DfE data release 28/10/2021

  • (3.18) Updated mid-year population estimates to 2020 (which is the 2021 release, relating to the 2020-21 reporting year for other relevant data release cohorts)

  • (3.18) Updated pupil characteristics for January 2021 (which is the 2021 release, relating to the 2020-21 reporting year for other relevant data release cohorts)(3.18) Updated Data_AllLAs to include space for 2020-21 data releases; updated table headings and lookups to focus on years up to 2021 in the SingleYear_Data, SingleYear_Quartiles, 5YearTrends, Charts and Charts (2) tabs

  • (3.18) Added Data_AllLAs columns ER:EX, LQ:LW, BGH and BHA to accommodate new phys/sex abuse split codes and new ARAB ethniticy category in 2021 CIN release

  • (3.18) Added "duration of assessments: median days" to chart selection boxes (useful alternative benchmark if your LA's assessment duration totals are suppressed)

  • (3.18) Fixed minor issue with 15-16 stat neighbours not showing in charts (summary data mislabelled in Data_AllLAs)