Number of referrals where there is a concern about a child's welfare
Referrals to Children's Social Care for the year April 2019 to March 2020 remained similar at 1838 compared to 1894 in 2018/19.
Referrals in April and May were below the 19/20 monthly average of 156, while June was above this average. The extent of the drop in April suggests that referrals were impacted by Covid-19 and the closure of schools. This impact has not been sustained though and referral numbers have quickly increased to expected levels.