Assessment Timeliness

Monitoring

Children's social care assessments are completed in a timely manner

This measure gives the timeliness of assessments for both new and existing children. Timeliness of assessments remains consistently high, having stayed around 95%.

Timeliness in Shropshire exceeds both Statistical Neighbours (SN) (similar authorities) and England averages for 2018. In 2018 the SN average fell from 83.3% to 77.2%, England average fell from 82.9% to 82.7% whereas Shropshire improved from 88.4% to 95.3%.  In the year to March 2018 Shropshire is the highest rated in it's SN group and ranked 15/152 (best) in England for assessment timeliness.