Serious Case Reviews

The Serious Case review process is covered in Chapter 4 of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 (once open, you will need to scroll down to Chapter 4).

The Serious Case Review Panel support the LSCB in fulfilling its statutory duty to undertake reviews of cases where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected and either the child has died; or a child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the Authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child; and to advise on lessons that can be learnt.

The Serious Case Review Panel support the LSCB in identifying and managing Partnership Reviews of cases which do not meet the statutory SCR criteria but can provide valuable information about how organisations are working together and identify improvements which need to be made to local services.

The Suffolk Partnership Review process is outlined here PDF, 209KB

Please click on this link to access the Suffolk Partnership Review Process form (DOC, 211KB)

Please refer to the section on the LSCB website About Us – Serious Case Review Panel for further information on Terms of Reference, forthcoming meeting dates and panel membership.

Learning from Serious Case Reviews

The Anderson Family Serious Case Review

Other Case Reviews

NSPCC briefing – learning from serious case reviews involving people whose first language is not English – December 2013: