Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (previously Serious Case Reviews)

A Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review (LCSPR) is a locally conducted multi-agency review in circumstances where a child has been abused or neglected, resulting in serious harm or death, and/or there is cause for concern as to the way in which agencies have worked together to safeguard the child.

The purpose of a review is to establish whether there are lessons to be learned about the way in which local professionals and agencies work together to safeguard children; identify what needs to be changed and, as a consequence, improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

The statutory guidance for Serious Child Safeguarding Reviews was updated in 2018, see Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Previously, these types of reviews were called Serious Case Reviews (SCRs).

Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews


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Serious Case Review Archive

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