Serious Case Reviews

When a child is seriously injured or dies from abuse or neglect, the local inter-agency group responsible for child protection conduct a review to identify how local professionals and organisations can improve the way they work together to safeguard children.

This information is from the wonderful information service at the nspcc.


Serious case review factsheet

An introduction to serious case reviews explaining why they are carried out,who undertakes them and what happens during and after the review process.

Published serious case reviews

A chronological list of the serious case reviews that have been published since 2009 with brief details of the cases and links to the executive summary or full report.

Research reports on serious case reviews

A reading list of the annual and biennial reports analysing the case details and recommendations from completed serious case reviews.

Statutory guidance for serious case reviews

For England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Includes reviews of serious case review policy.

Practice guidance on conducting a serious case review

Resources to help local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) and area child protection committees (ACPCs) in carrying out a review, learning from a review and implementing the recommendations.

NSPCC serious case review services

We can provide bespoke training courses, expert consultancy services and independent chairs, authors and reviewers for conducting a serious case review and resources for inter-agency training (Piat).


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