A Serious Case Review (SCR) is undertaken when abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected; and either the child has died; or the child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way organisations worked together. The purpose of a SCR is for agencies and individuals to learn lessons that improve the way in which they work, both individually and collectively, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
For more information about recent serious case reviews click here.
WSCB regularly review other cases that have no met the threshold for a serious case review and learning from these cases is available below.
Case review highlighted the challenges of working with a difficult and distracting parent and guidance for practitioners can be found here
A case review highlighted the difficulties when working with a child of a colleague or friend. WSCB have developed a slide outlining professional responsibilities in these circumstances and would like agencies to include this in their induction and safeguarding training. You can view this here.