Case reviews Learning from case reviews

Boy sat outside looking worriedOur thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect are suspected.

Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning from case reviews.

Types of abuse

Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.
Find out more

Domestic abuse: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, where domestic abuse is a key factor. 
Find out more

Neglect: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.
Find out more

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.
Find out more

Children or families at risk

Deaf and disabled children: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010 which have highlighted lessons for working with deaf and disabled children.
Find out more

Parents with a mental health problem: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, where the mental health problems of parents were a key factor.
Find out more

Culture and faith: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues.
Find out more

First generation immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where parents and/or children who were not born in the UK were the subject of the review.
Find out more

Hidden men: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.
Find out more

Parents who misuse substances: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where substance misuse is a key factor.
Find out more

People whose first language is not English: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where family members do not have English as their first language.
Find out more

Suicide: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where the young people involved have made an attempt on or taken their own lives.
Find out more

Teenagers: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where adolescents were the subject of the review.
Find out more

Challenges to professional practice

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where disguised compliance is a key factor.
Find out more

Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, which have highlighted lessons for returning children home from care.
Find out more

Learning for specific sectors

Education: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, which have highlighted lessons for the education sector to improve safeguarding practice.
Find out more

Housing services: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, focusing on learning that specifically relates to housing services.
Find out more

Police: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, providing a summary of risk factors and learning for improved police practice.
Find out more

Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, where voluntary agencies were the focus of the review.
Find out more

Learning for health sector

Health: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice. 
Find out more

GPs and primary healthcare teams: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for GPs and primary healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.
Find out more

Paediatrics and accident & emergency: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, highlighting learning for paediatric and accident and emergency teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.
Find out more

Perinatal healthcare teams: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, which have highlighted lessons for perinatal healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.
Find out more

Support for professionals

Improving the quality and use of serious case reviews

Practical tools to help improve the quality and use of serious case reviews and reports sharing what we've learnt from our joint project with SCIE, funded by the DfE.
Find out more

CASPAR

Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

Sign up to CASPAR

Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

0808 800 5000

Submit an enquiry

Follow @NSPCCpro

Follow us on Twitter and keep up-to-date with all the latest news in child protection.

Follow @NSPCCpro on Twitter

Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

Search the library

New in the Library

A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.

Sign up to New in the Library

Helping you keep children safe

Read our guide for professionals on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.

Read our guide (PDF)

Get expert training and consultancy

Grow your child protection knowledge and skills with CPD certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online.
Get expert training

Impact and evidence hub

Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.
Our impact and evidence

Sharing knowledge to keep children safe

Read our guide to NSPCC Knowledge and Information Services to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.

Read our guide (PDF)