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Serious case reviews

When to conduct a serious case review

Local Safeguarding Children Boards must conduct a serious case review where abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected and either:

  • The child has died
  • The child has been seriously harmed and there is concern at the way the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child 

This is done in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)

In this section, you'll find links to Serious Case Reviews conducted by Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB). There's also a selection of case reviews conducted in other parts of the country that provide essential learning for all schools.

While the learning from some of these reviews is incorporated into the current safeguarding training packages for schools, Designated Safeguarding Leads are encouraged to consider the learning from these reports and spread the messages to all staff.

As part of the whole school training package a serious case review module has been created for use with staff. Visit the My School webpages for more information.

Themes from serious case reviews