Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) have been replaced by Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (Working Together 2018). The guidance and criteria for carrying out reviews has also changed. When a child dies or is seriously harmed in circumstances where abuse or neglect are known or suspected, Local Safeguarding Children Partnerships are required to consider if a Child Safeguarding Practice Review (CSPR) is appropriate to consider the involvement of organisations and professionals with the child and family.
The purpose of each review is to:
Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews are learning exercises and not investigations to find out who is to blame for things going wrong, with the overall purpose being that of improving practice.
LCSPR reports and 7-minute briefings are published on the GSCP website Published reviews – Greenwich Safeguarding Children Partnership