Child Safeguarding Practice Review (formerly Serious Case Reviews)
The Children’s Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP) is committed to improving how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. One of the ways that this is done is through Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR). CSPRs can be undertaken locally or nationally and seek to prevent or reduce the risk of an incident similar to the one that triggered the review.
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) requires the Safeguarding Partners to identify serious child safeguarding cases and to make arrangements to commission and oversee reviews of those cases, where they consider it appropriate for a review to be undertaken.
Serious child safeguarding cases are those (under Section 16C(1) of the Children Act 2004, amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017) where:
- abuse or neglect of the child is known or suspected and
- the child has died or been seriously harmed
The Safeguarding Partners will commission a CSPR of those cases that meet the above criteria and where it is likely that learning will be identified that will enable improved practice. Completed CSPR will be published here on this page.
The CSAP will work in conjunction with the CSPR Panel who will provide advice to local areas about individual cases and will be responsible for national reviews.
More information about CSPR processes can be found in Chapter 4 of Working Together 2018
Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews have replaced the previous requirement for Local Safeguarding Children Boards to complete Serious Case Reviews (SCR). In accordance with the expectations of the time completed SCR will continue to be made available for 12 months following their publication.
|Case||Overview Report||Learning Brief|
|Child G||No longer published||Published 15 October 2015|
|Young Person A||No longer published||Published 19 November 2015 (summary briefing)|
|Child O||No longer published||Published 4 March 2016|
|Child KG||Unpublished*||Published 6 October 2016:|
|Child LA||No longer published||Published 14 December 2016|
|Child LB||Delayed in publication**||Published 12 January 2017|
|Child LC||No longer published||Published 14 June 2017|
|Child LD||Delayed in publication**||Published 12 January 2017|
|Child LE||No longer published||Published 14 June 2017|
|Child LF||No longer published||Published 14 June 2017|
|Child LG||No longer published||Published 14 June 2017|
|Child LH||No longer published||Published 14 June 2017|
|Child LI||No longer published||Published 31 July 2018|
|Child LK||No longer published||Published 19 February 2019|
|Child LL||No longer published||Published 6 August 2019|
|Child LR||No longer published||Published 16 December 2020|
|Child LW||Published 27 January 2021||Published 27 January 2021|
|Child CD||Published 26 February 2021||Published 26 February 2021|
* Decision taken not to publish the overall report to protect the identity of the child and family.
** Overview reports are delayed in publication due to ongoing parallel proceedings.