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:
- Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children;
- Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result; and
- As a consequence, to improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
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.
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