Learning from Serious Case Reviews
SERIOUS CASE REVIEWS
Working Together to Safeguard Children sets out the criteria for a Serious Case Review. A Serious Case Review should be carried out for every case where abuse or neglect is known or suspected and either a child dies; or a child is seriously harmed and there are concerns about how organisations or professionals worked together to safeguard the child. Other learning reviews can be carried out if the criteria is not met.
Any review should enable local partner agencies to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and make improvements in single and multi-agency work. SCRs are not conducted to apportion blame but to learn together so the same thing never happens again. At the end of each Serious Case Review, a SCR Final Report is agreed by the BSCB and published. Learning events are then held with professionals. Bromley SCRs from the last ten years are below.
It is also important for practitioners to learn from SCRs outside Bromley as they are a rich source of learning. The National Case Review Repository (hosted by NSPCC) provides a single place for published case reviews to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level. There are over 1300 reviews which can be sorted by date, type of abuse and key words. It is free to access. Although our BSCB multi-agency training programme uses a number of national SCRs during our courses, it is also expected that practitioners will read reviews periodically as part of their own safeguarding professional development.
Bromley SCRs 2008-2019
2019 Lambeth/Bromley SCR Final Report Child K
> 2019 Child K Final Report
2018 BSCB SCR Final Report Elizabeth
> 2018 BSCB SCR Final Report Elizabeth
2015 BSCB SCR Final Report Child E.pdf
> 2015 BSCB SCR Final Report Child E.pdf
2011 Children D and B SCR Executive Summary.pdf
> 2011 Children D and B SCR Executive Summary.pdf
2010 Bromley SCR Child C Executive Summary.pdf
> 2010 Bromley SCR Child C Executive Summary.pdf
2007 Young Person B Executive Summary.pdf
> 2007 Young Person B Executive Summary.pdf
2008 Executive Summary on Child B pdf
> 2008 Executive Summary on Child B pdf
2008 Child P Summary .pdf
> 2008 Child P Summary .pdf
To refer a case for consideration for review by the SCR Sub Group, use the following form. Remember, your agency's Board Member must be informed prior to submission to BSCB. Remember to send the form to BSCB securely.