Percentage of referrals of children leading to the provision of a social care service

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Since June 2014, all but 2 reports against this measure has been green. Performance has steadily improved over the last three years. This was expected as the Early Help offer effectively intercepts the lower need demand, leaving only those children needing a Social Care Service to reach the Referral Stage.

Performance from January to March 2018 was identical to the previous 6 months at 99.6% and continues to be above the 98.4% target.

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