Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) takes learning from practice very seriously.  In July 2019 Cumbria LSCB (now replaced by CSCP) published a SCR report into Child BE.   The details of the report are included on this webpage. SCR Reports should be read alongside the LSCB Response document, which show what the LSCB will do as a result and what the lessons are for individual professionals and practitioners.  Any earlier SCR's are available on request  - cscp@cumbria.gov.uk 

A  Serious Case Review takes place “where abuse of a child is known or suspected; and either - (i) the child has died; or (ii) the child has been seriously harmed and there is cause for concern as to the way in which the authority, their Board partners or other relevant persons have worked together to safeguard the child”. Some of these relate to very legacy practice.

If you work with children and families in Cumbria, there may be additional specific actions and recommendations for your agency and your role. Please ask your manager, or contact your representative on the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership, to find out more.   You can read the full report at  https://www.cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/ 

Dissemination of Learning

The CSCP will conduct a number of workshops and a conference to raise the profile of the lessons in this and the other SCR's being published.

Sharing learning from serious case reviews in order to improve safeguarding practice is vital. We use the recommendations from case reviews to improve safeguarding of children & young people.

If you would like to discuss an SCR or any of its contents then please speak to your line manager, your representative on the CSCP or contact the CSCP Office.

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP), Cumbria House, 2nd Floor, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1RD

email CSCP@cumbria.gov.uk 


Child BE

 Published 11 July 2019 

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