Safeguarding through audit A guide to auditing case review recommendations

A pack designed to help local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) audit the recommendations of serious case reviews (SCRs).

It is arranged under the following headings:

  • Preparing to audit
  • SMART recommendations
  • Linking recommendations, action planning and audit
  • Types of recommendations
  • The audit path
  • Gathering and reporting evidence
  • Exemplar
  • Further help and advice.

'Safeguarding through audit' was first published by the NSPCC in 2004.

Author: Mary Handley and Richard Green
Published: 2009

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