Child LA - Serious Case Review

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The final report of the Serious Case Review (SCR) in relation to Child LA has now been published.

This SCR was carried out by an Independent Reviewer and Chair with support from senior representatives of all the key agencies who worked with the family.  A number of recommendations were made, and the LSCB and individual agencies have continued to progress the recommendations prior to the publication of this SCR.

The SCR concluded that professionals involved with Child LA and family members, could not have predicted or prevented this child's death. The review has highlighted a number of learning points and recommendations for agencies and a learning brief has been published alongside the report in order to support improvements in practice.

Some key themes highlighted during the review include, but are not limited to:

  • Age of the child;
  • Thresholds for Neglect;
  • Responses to Child Sexual Exploitation;
  • Responses to children who go missing from home;
  • Engaging parents and carers/disguised compliance.

The full report and learning brief can be downloaded here.