Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews

When a child dies, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local agencies should consider immediately whether there are other children at risk of harm who need safeguarding (e.g. siblings, other children in an institution where abuse is alleged). Thereafter, agencies should consider whether there are any lessons to be learned from the tragedy about the ways in which they work together to safeguard children.

Should you require a SCR Referral Form please contact Andy Jarvis, Business Manager, LSCB, telephone: 01480 373582.

The DfE has now published the latest triennial overview of Serious Case Reviews.  This overview gives a significant insight into what we have learnt from Serious Case Reviews and is relevant to all staff and volunteers involved in working with children and safeguarding.  The findings have been used to provide a series of briefings and resources for staff in a range of different sectors involved in safeguarding children.  The material is both relevant and accessible, and the LSCB will be supporting broader awareness of this material through training and other events

Referral Form

The referral form is a ten page document. Which needs to be completed for case to be considered for a Serious Case Review.

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Terms of Reference 

Cambridgeshire LSCB Serious Case Review Sub Group Terms of Reference. Referral and Decision Making Process.

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Serious Case Reviw - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequent asked questions from Professional. Questions from When do you have SCR? to Will I be at risk of disciplinary action?

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Practice Themes - From a Child's Perspective

Cambridgeshire LSCB Serious Case Review Practice Themes - from a Child's Perspective

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SCR Regional Eastern Guide

A guide for Independent Chairs of Safeguarding Children Board and Serious Case Review/ Serious Incident Notification.

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