has just been published.
It tells us that, between March 2009 and March 2010:
- Referrals to children’s social care services increased by 11%
- The number of initial assessments undertaken increased by 12%
- The number of core assessments increased by 17%
- The number of children subject to child protection plans increased by nearly 5%
- There was a marked increase in the complexity of referrals
- There was a 34% increase in the number of public law care cases