Although many people may not need to use social care, it is good to know that there is that safety net to protect and improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities. Our Early Help team is there to provide support to a child or family when problems emerge. If a child needs to be looked after our Children’s safeguarding team, rated as good by Ofsted, are able to provide a range of support to help protect and keep children from harm. Our social care teams are also there for those who experience life changing accidents or illness, which may require specialist care or support, adapted housing or supported living. Our population profile has an above average older population, many who wish to remain independent for as long as possible. Our adult social care team and service providers support people to live in their own home, to transfer quickly and safely from hospital with appropriate care and to move into residential or nursing care when the need arises.

Young people receive appropriate and timely care

% of referrals that are repeat referrals within 12 months
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
16.9
 
Monitoring
Number of referrals to Children’s social care
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
484
 
Monitoring
Rate of children with a Child Protection Plan
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
46.7
 
Monitoring
Rate of Looked After Children
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
68.40
 
Monitoring

Young people are supported to acheive their potential

Improving the attainment 8 gap for children receiving Free school Meals
Monitoring
30 Sep 19
12.10
 
Monitoring
Improving the attainment 8 score for Looked After Children
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
18.70
 
Monitoring

Adults recieve appropriate and timely care

Rate of permanent admissions to nursing or residential homes for those aged 18 – 64
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
8.8
 
Monitoring
Rate of permanent admissions to nursing or residential homes for those aged 65+
Succeeding
31 Mar 20
456.0
 
Succeeding
Delayed days in hospital while awaiting appropriate transfer of care - attributed to NHS
Needs Improvement
31 Dec 19
19.3
 
Needs Improvement
Delayed days in hospital while awaiting appropriate transfer of care - attributed to social care
Succeeding
31 Dec 19
0.54
 
Succeeding
Delayed days in hospital while awaiting appropriate transfer of care - attributed to both social care and NHS
Succeeding
31 Dec 19
0.15
 
Succeeding