More needs to be done to improve the way we learn from serious case reviews. That's why we're hosting three multi-agency summits for practitioners, managers and leaders involved in safeguarding.
"There needs to be a more joined-up system for identifying trends"
Karen Childs Smith / Head of Knowledge and Information
The reports from these serious case reviews (SCRs) repeat many of the same findings and the learning is not very well shared with professionals working in other areas. There needs to be a more joined-up system for identifying trends and using the learning to inform changes to practice at a local and national level.
A recurring theme across nearly all serious case reviews is the challenges around communication and decision-making between different professional agencies.
We are working in partnership with the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) to host summits to look at how learning from reports can be used to inform improvements in practice.