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Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

When a child suffers a serious injury or death as a result of child abuse or neglect understanding what happened and why things happened can help to improve our responses in the future.   Understanding the impact that the actions of different organisations and agencies had on that childs life and on the life of their family is essential to improve our collective knowledge.

The Government provides advice and guidance to all agencies that work with children about how to conduct a Child Safeguarding Practice Review.  These are contained in "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018" which defines the purpose of a child safeguarding practice review as follows:

The purpose of reviews of serious safeguarding cases is to identify improvements to be made to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Reviews should seek to prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents.

The responsibility for reviews sits locally with the safeguarding partners their aim being to identify improvements to practice and protecting children from harm. The safeguarding partners are supported by a multi-agency case review group who, on their behalf, identify and review serious safeguarding cases, share the learning across the local economy, ensure changes to policies or training as a result of findings and undertake regular monitoring to ensure changes are embedded into practice.

The safeguarding partners have signed up to the Regional Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Framework.

Published Child Safeguarding Reviews

The HSCP published CSPR Peer on Peer Abuse on 21 February, 2022. Read the full CSPR Peer on Peer Abuse here. Read the Learning Briefing for CSPR Peer on Peer Abuse here.

The HSCP Published SCR Matthew on 7 February, 2022. Read the full report for SCR Matthew here. Read the Learning Briefing for SCR Matthew here.

Learning Lessons from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and other reviews

All reviews and their recommendations and associated learning will be published on these pages

Routine Domestic Abuse Enquiries - Learning briefing

New partners in a caring role - 7 minute learning

Safeguarding Young Children from Non-Accidental Injury Caused by Male Carers - 7 minute learning

Abusive Head Trauma - 7 minute learning

Childhood Obesity Awareness -  7 minute learning Fractures in Infants - 7 minute learning

Childhood Neglect - 7 minute learning

Children with Disabilities - 7 minute learning

NSPCC Case Reviews pages

Click on the links below for NSPCC Case Reviews pages including the national Case Review Repository containing a searchable resource over 1,000 reports from across the UK:

NSPCC Case Reviews pages including Case Review Repository

NSPCC Learning from Serious case reviews