Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

Cumbria LSCB takes learning from practice very seriously.  In July 2019 Cumbria LSCB 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  - lscb@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 Local Safeguarding Children Board, to find out more.   You can read the full report at www.cumbriaLSCB.comthis external link will open in a new window

Dissemination of Learning

The LSCB 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 LSCB or contact the LSCB Office.

Cumbria LSCB, Cumbria House, 2nd Floor, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1RD

email LSCB@cumbria.gov.uk 


Child BE

 Published 11 July 2019 

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