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Serious Case Reviews

Working Together 2015 states that a Serious Case Review (SCR) must be undertaken by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) where:

(a) abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected; and

(b) either — (i) the child has died; or (ii) the child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child.

Working Together 2015 also states that LSCBs should consider conducting reviews on cases which do not meet the criteria for a SCR. In Hampshire these reviews are considered where there is learning identified to improve both single and multi-agency safeguarding of children in our area.

Serious Case Review reports are published on our website to enable the sharing of learning across the children’s workforce. All reports are anonymised for publication.

Published Reviews

All published reviews can be found in the Resource Library or by clicking the following link:

Published Reviews

National Case Review Repository

In November 2013 the NSPCC in collaboration with The Association of Independent LSCB Chairs launched the national case review repository. The repository provides a single place for published case reviews to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level.

National Case Review Repository

The NSPCC have put together a series of themed briefing documents highlighting the learning from published reviews. Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning.

Learning from Case Reviews