Serious Case Reviews
The prime purpose of a Serious Case Review (SCR) is for organisations and individuals to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
To enable clarity and consistency Guidance for Conducting a Serious Case Review has been produced. The guidance is the framework on which decisions are made, and includes:
- when to call for a review;
- what type of review to hold;
- the management of the process;
- the skills and expertise required to undertake the review;
- the reporting requirements of the review; and
- the implementation of the review's findings.
The guidance also sets out:
- how reviews should be conducted
- how review teams should be constituted
- who these teams will report to
- Worried about a child?
- Case Conference
- After the Initial Case Conference
- Supplementary Guidance