Children’s Safeguarding - Referrals as a percentage of the child population


At the end of 2015/16, the total percentage figure stood at 4.1%. The work of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and the Early Help offer has helped to reduce the figure to 3.0% by April 2018.

The number of Referrals to Social Care increased by 55 (15.9%) in comparison to Q2. Comparing against previous years the number of referrals has continued to fall suggesting that early help is continuing to have a positive effect.