The difference we make to children and young people

Our impact report shows the effect our services have on vulnerable children and young people, their families and carers.

It focuses on the six priority areas we identified in our corporate strategy:

  • early support
  • family support
  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • looked-after children
  • leaving care

For each area, the report sets out:

  • the scale of the work we’re doing
  • what we know about the results of our work
  • how we’ve influenced policy and practice at local and national levels 

Who we helped

In 2016–17 we supported 272,000 children, young people, parents and carers.

We helped:

  • 3,200 care leavers to live independently
  • 21,100 children, young people, parents and carers with mental health and emotional wellbeing support
  • 7,200 looked-after children
  • 3,444 people in our services for missing young people
  • 3,251 young carers aged 5 to 17​​​​​​​​​