Trends in other Children’s Social Work Data
Since 2011, the number of children referred to the Children’s Reporter decreased by 75% (Chart 9), while the number of Looked After Children or on the Child Protection Register has remained broadly stable over the same period. The decrease is the result of falls in both the number of offence and non-offence referrals. Offence referrals now account for 23% of all referrals.
The fall in referrals to the Reporter is likely to be due to pre-referral screening across many areas of the country. This has led to a reduction in referrals received by the Reporter where compulsory measures are not deemed necessary, and a proportionate increase in referrals, where deemed necessary.
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