Learning from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs)

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.

In the last 12 months the CSCP, formerly LSCB, have published four SCRs, the reports and CSCP Response documents can be viewed via the tiles below.

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.   

Dissemination of Learning

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 CH

 Published 24 July 2020 


Child BF

 Published 15 May 2020


 Published 15 May 2020


Child BE

 Published 11 July 2019 

Serious Case Review Briefings



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