Serious Case Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews


Joint review carried out by Lewisham and Harrow LSCB’s – Lessons learned from a case involving child placement and cross border working

Serious Case Review: Overview Report and Executive Summary – Child R – 2015

Serious Case Review: Overview Report and Executive Summary – Baby F – November 2015

Sometimes a child suffers a serious injury or death as a result of child abuse or neglect. Understanding not only what happened but also why things happened as they did can help to improve our response in the future. For further details of Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews  please follow link to working Together to Safeguarding Children below.

Working Together to Safeguard Children – 2018

Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Under Working Together 2018, safeguarding partners are required to promptly undertake a rapid review on all notified serious incidents. Rapid reviews should assemble the facts of the case as quickly as possible in order to establish whether there is any immediate action needed to ensure a child’s safety and the potential for practice learning. The rapid review should conclude with a decision about whether or not a local child safeguarding practice review should be commissioned using the criteria set out in Working Together 2018.

Child Practice Review Panel Guidance April 2019


Webinar – Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Webinar 2020


Learned Lessons Review – Child H   

This link will take you to the key learning points from a local case review carried out during 2019 to 2020. It reminds us to be aware of the law when responding to indecent images of children and to be mindful of using appropriate language when describing the behaviour and intentions of young people

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: