Learning From Case Reviews

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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.

Learning from Local case reviews – Baby Louise (themes: non-accidental injuries to a young baby, vulnerable young parents, cross border working, enquiring practice).You can view this here.

Learning from local case reviews – domestic abuse (themes: impact of domestic abuse on children and non-abusing parent; escalation of risk following end of relationship).You can view this here.

Learning from local case reviews – Post Partum Psychosis. You can view this here.