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serious case review 

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A case review carried out in the context of the UK Department of Health’s Working Together to Safeguard Children framework, which is intended to

• Establish whether lessons can be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

• Identify what those lessons are, how they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result

• Improve inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children

A serious case review is held when a child has died and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the child’s death.  Reviews may also be held when a child has been seriously injured through abuse or neglect, and where lessons could be learnt to avoid a similar situation arising in the future.

Reasons for conducting Serious Case Reviews

• A child dies (including by suicide), and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death

• A child sustains a potentially life-threatening injury or serious and permanent impairment of health and development through abuse or neglect; or

• A child has been subjected to particularly serious sexual abuse; or

• A parent has been murdered and a homicide review is being initiated; or

• A child has been killed by a parent with a mental illness; or

• The case gives rise to concerns about inter-agency working to protect children from harm

Synonym Part 8 Review

Reference www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/children-and-family-care/safeguarding-children-and-young-people/serious-case-reviews/

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