Learning from National Reviews
National case review repository
In November 2013 the NSPCC launched the national case review repository, in collaboration with the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs. 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.
Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011-2014
Pathways to harm, pathways to protection (July 2016) analyses 293 Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) relating to incidents which occurred between 1 April 2011-31 March 2014. The significant body of learning contained in this Triennial Analysis is an essential resource for everyone concerned to prevent and protect against the maltreatment of infants, children and young people.
Research in Practice – Serious Case Reviews
The Research in Practice website includes materials to support learning in practice for LSCBs, social work and early help, police and criminal justice, health and education practitioners. Detailed below are briefings for professionals relating to the findings from ‘Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011-2014’:
- Briefing for Local Safeguarding Children Boards
- Briefing for social workers and family support workers
- Briefing for the police and criminal justice agencies
- Briefing for health practitioners
- Briefing for education practitioners
Cafcass – Learning from Serious Case Reviews
Cafcass has recently published findings from a study of 97 serious case reviews (SCRs) which the service contributed to between 2009-2016. Physical abuse, both fatal and non-fatal, accounted for the highest number of incidents. Many of these cases also featured parental vulnerabilities such as learning difficulties and domestic abuse was another common feature in the SCR cases reviewed. The report can be accessed at the following link:
Learning from serious case reviews: infants
The NSPCC has published a briefing summarising the learning from serious case review reports published during 2017, where children aged two or under were the subject of the review. Key issues identified include: vulnerable parents may need extra support to care for their baby and keep them safe; premature babies may be more vulnerable to abuse and neglect; professional optimism may lead to risks being underestimated.
Source: NSPCC: infants: learning from case reviews Date: 09 March 2018