Stockton JSNA

Children in need

What is the projected level of need?

The overall volume of referrals to social care for children considered to be in need of help and protection has been at a broadly similar level in recent years, and levels of need can be expected to remain at current levels for some time yet. Implementation of the Early Help Strategy should impact eventually on the rate of children becoming in need although there are many variables that will impact on how far and when this will happen.

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