Children’s services in England: repeat referrals

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a report looking at the reasons behind children being referred to children’s social services more than once.  Analysis of data for 498,867 children referred to children’s services during the financial year 2010 -11 show that: older children are less likely to be re-referred; disabled children are noticeably more likely to be re-referred than non-disabled children, when their primary need is not their disability.

Source: DfE

Further information: Analysing repeated referrals to children’s services in England: research report (PDF)