Children's social care assessments are completed in a timely manner
Children's social care services conduct a range of assessments including initial assessments from referral to one year assessments after a child leaves care. The quality and timeliness of assessments is important to ensure that children's needs are fully assessed, potential issues identified and needs are addressed in a timely manner.
The % of assessments completed in a timely manner is 93.6%; Timeliness of assessments remains consistently high, having stayed at 93-94% for the last 12+ months.
Timeliness in Shropshire exceeds both SN and England averages.
There continues to be a drive to improve quality and timeliness of assessments across the children’s social work teams, which now appears to be consistently maintained.