Serious Case Review

When a child dies, and abuse or neglect are known or suspected to be a factor in the death, local organisations should consider immediately whether there are other children at risk of harm who require safeguarding.

When a child dies in such circumstances the Sandwell SCB always conducts a Serious Case Review into the involvement with the child and family of organisations and professionals to

  • Establish whether there are lessons to be learned from the case about the way professionals and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are, how they will be acted upon, and what is expected to change as a result
  • Improve inter-agency working to better safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

To see more detail about how Serious Case Reviews are conducted in Sandwell, please go to our:
Serious Case Reviews Procedure
Sandwell Notification of a Significant Safeguarding Incident – Practice Guidance

Case Summaries

At the end of each Serious Case Review, a full ‘Overview Report’ is completed, together with an Executive Summary.

Recent Executive Summaries that have been published are provided below – to access earlier Executive Summaries, please Contact Us.

ES SCR Independent Chair Statement (January 2016)
ES SCR – Learning Notes (January 2016)
ES SCR – Overview Report (January 2016)
FS Management Review Summary (November 2015)

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