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 2.5% by March 2019.

Although the overall number of Referrals to Social Care fell by 269 (14.8%) over the year, the rate per month has stabilised over the last few months, so performance is expected to remain relatively consistent going forward.