Serious Case Review
When a child dies, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local organisations should consider immediately whether there are other children at risk of harm who require safeguarding.
When a child dies in such circumstances the Sandwell SCB always conducts a Serious Case Review into the involvement with the child and family of organisations and professionals to
- Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way professionals and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
- Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result
- Improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
To see more detail about how Serious Case Reviews are conducted in Sandwell, please go to our:
Sandwell Notification of a Significant Safeguarding Incident – Practice Guidance
At the end of each Serious Case Review, a full ‘Overview Report’ is completed, together with an Executive Summary.
Recent Executive Summaries that have been published are provided below – to access earlier Executive Summaries, please Contact Us.
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