Assessment Timeliness

Monitoring

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.