Number of referrals to Children’s social care

Monitoring

Number of referrals where there is a concern about a child's welfare

Referrals to Children's Social Care for the year April 2018 to March 2019 increased from 1490 in 2017/18 to 1894 in 2018/19. 

The end of year referral rate per 10,000 0 - 17 year olds was 333.6 lower than the Statistical Near Neighbours (most similar authorities) rate of 422.4  

Referral numbers have decreased during the current year (Q4)and are 12.1% lower when compared to 2018/19.