Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

The LSCB conducts Serious Case Reviews on cases that meet the criteria as specified in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Overview reports are published for a period of 12 months. Requests for reports that are "no longer published" should be requested from us by email or in writing.

Learning briefs will remain published to support improvements in practice.


 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 Child KG  Unpublished*  Published 6 October 2016: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  Published 27 November 2019   To follow


* 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.

Multi Agency Learning Reviews (MALR)

Under the Working Together (2015) guidance, LSCBs are advised to conduct reviews of cases which do not meet criteria for SCRs, but which provide valuable lessons about how organisations are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Although this is not a statutory requirement, such reviews are important in highlighting good practice as well as identifying improvements which need to be made to local services.

Learning briefs are available below to share the learning identified within reviews.

 Case  Learning Brief
 MA  Published 27 June 2017

Comparing methodologies for Case Reviews

In 2017, the Lancashire Safeguarding Boards commissioned an independent review of the methodolgies used in undertaking Serious Case Reviews and Safeguarding Adult Reviews.  The purpose of the review was to evaluate the benefits and deficits of the Traditional and the Welsh model approach to reviews, in order to seek assurance that the Welsh model is the most effective approach moving forward.

The findings of this review can be found here: