Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) are required under the LSCB regulations 2006 which ensures that in situations where a child has died through neglect, abuse (whether known or suspected) and suicide, all agencies involved discuss the case together and find out what lessons have been learnt from the situation and then work out how these can be implemented to assist the agencies and professionals in working together to help prevent any further situations arising. A report is then written and all recommendations will be made public.
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010’ is a department for schools and Families publication and sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to help safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 & 2004. It also sets out the procedures when undertaking SCRs.