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Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews (SCR) are an important function of the SPB as a learning organisation. Their purpose is to identify learning and good practice.

Serious case reviews

Professionals and organisations involved in protecting and safeguarding children and adults need to reflect on the quality of their services and learn from their own practice and that of others. Good practice can be shared and, when things go wrong, there needs to be a clear analysis of what happened and why, so that important lessons can be learned and services improved.

Since 2020, the SPB has introduced a Rapid Review process to enable more immediate actions to be taken, where appropriate. All referrals are made using the SCR template; however, each case will be considered for a Rapid Review in the first instance.

The purpose of a Rapid Review is to:

  • Gather facts
  • Discuss any immediate safeguarding issues
  • Examine the potential for identifying improvements
  • Identify the next steps

Publishing of Serious Case Reviews

The Safeguarding Partnership Board publishes Serious Case Reviews unless their publication would result in the possible identification of the subject of the review or family members. In these cases, learning summaries are often published instead.

Serious Case Review Documents

Type
Document Title
Published
Last Updated
December 2022 1670942720
December 2022 1670942720
Children
February 2023 1675696382
February 2023 1675696382
Adult
January 2023 1672565696
February 2023 1672565696
Children
October 2018 1539768989
February 2024 1539768989
Adult Children

Serious Case Review Reports

Type
Document Title
Published
Last Updated
September 2018 1537178386
February 2024 1537178386
Children
April 2018 1523957935
February 2024 1523957935
Adult
January 2020 1579253994
February 2024 1579253994
Adult
August 2019 1566035657
February 2024 1566035657
Adult
March 2023 1678783548
March 2023 1678783548
Adult
February 2024 1707311715
February 2024 1707311715
Children