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Serious case reviews

Reasons for a multi-agency review

The statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children 2013 stated that:

"LSCBs should also conduct reviews of cases which do not meet the criteria for an SCR, but which can provide valuable lessons about how organisations are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Although not required by statute these reviews are important for highlighting good practice as well as identifying improvements which need to be made to local services."

In light of this recommendation, Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) conducted Multi-Agency case reviews (MAR) into the services provided to a number of children and their families. These are listed in the following chapter.

These reviews were important for highlighting good practice as well as identifying improvements which need to be made to local services.

The findings of these reviews and the recommendations for the improvements in services flowing from them were agreed by the NSCB Serious Case Review Group and were circulated to heads of involved agencies.

Agencies’ compliance with recommendations have been monitored by the NSCB Monitoring and Evaluation Group, as they are for all SCRs and MARs.