Characteristics of Children in Need: 2016 to 2017, England.

Authors: Department for Education
Format: Online report

Summary: Reports on the number of children referred to and assessed by local authority social care services in England for the year ending 31 March 2017. Includes information on the numbers and characteristics of children in need and children subject to a child protection plan. Key findings include: the number of children in need at 31st March has decreased, but the overall trend remains stable; the number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan at 31st March continues to follow the upward trend of recent years.

Publication details:  Department for Education (DfE), 2017

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