Torbay Safeguarding Children Board

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Serious Case Reviews

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) are required, under Chapter 4 of the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013, to undertake a Serious Case Review (SCR) when a child has died or been seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect and where there is cause for concern about the way agencies have worked together to safeguard children.
The purpose of a review is to:
From the 10 June 2010 there was a requirement for LSCBs to publish anonymised SCR Overview Reports together with the Executive Summary for any reviews commissioned after this date.
Whenever a SCR is carried out the TSCB will produce and publish an Executive Summary of the full report on this website. The TSCB has not published any reviews in the last 12 months. Previously published reviews can be found on the Review Archive page.

Serious Incidents involving a Child

Torbay Council is required to report all serious incidents involving children to Ofsted. A serious incident occurs where: - a child has sustained a potentially life-threatening injury through abuse or neglect, serious sexual abuse, or sustained serious and permanent impairment of health or development through abuse or neglect
a child dies (including death by suicide) and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the child’s death. The Referral for Serious Incidents involving a Child procedure has been created to assist professionals in referring serious incidents involving a child.

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