Case reviews At a glance
When a child dies from abuse or neglect, a case review is conducted to identify ways that local professionals and organisations can improve the way they work together to safeguard children.
We have been working with the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs to create the national case review repository to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level.
Practice and research from case reviews
Learning from case reviews
Research reports on case reviews
We've compiled a list of published research reports that analyse the details and recommendations from case reviews. These provide a valuable overview of common themes and highlight improvements for practice.
Safeguarding through audit
Case review process in UK nations
Each of the 4 nations have different guidance for carrying out and publishing case reviews.
In England serious case reviews are carried out when a child dies or is seriously injuried and abuse or neglect is thought to be involved.
In Northern Ireland case management reviews take place after a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect is thought to be involved.
In Scotland a significant case review takes place after a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect is thought to be involved.
In Wales a child practice review takes place after a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect is thought to be involved.
Recently published case reviews
Case reviews published in 2015
Case reviews published in 2014
Case reviews published in 2013
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