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Children Referrals.

Referrals to the Children’s Reporter are made by the police, the child’s school, or the social work department. Children may need care and protection if they have committed a crime or are not attending school. The referral system is intended to help, and is designed to be relatively informal, but a referral initiates an emotional and daunting process for all those involved.