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.

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Practice and research from case reviews

Learning from case reviews

Our series of thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews. Each briefing focuses on a different topic and pulls together key risk factors and practice recommendations.
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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.

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Safeguarding through audit

A guide to help local safeguarding children boards in auditing case review recommendations.
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Case review process in UK nations

Each of the 4 nations have different guidance for carrying out and publishing case reviews.

England

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.

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Northern Ireland

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.

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Scotland

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.

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Wales

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.

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Recently published case reviews

Case reviews published in 2015

A chronological list of the executive summaries or full overview reports of serious case reviews, significant case reviews or multi-agency child practice reviews published in 2015.
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Case reviews published in 2014

A chronological list of the executive summaries or full overview reports of serious case reviews, significant case reviews or multi-agency child practice reviews published in 2014.
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Case reviews published in 2013

A chronological list of the executive summaries or full overview reports of serious case reviews, significant case reviews or multi-agency child practice reviews published in 2013.
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