Serious case reviews

A serious case review (SCR) must be undertaken when:

  • Abuse or neglect of a child is known or suspected
  • The child has died or has been seriously injured

The purpose of an SCR is to:

  • Establish what lessons are to be learned from the case about the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result
  • Improve intra- and inter-agency working and better safeguard and promote the welfare of children

If you have an enquiry regarding any current or historical Serious Case Review please contact