Serious Case Reviews

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) are one of the mechanisms through which organisations can learn to protect children better. Reviews which focus on identifying learning can help organisations to change, and become environments in which both the systems and practice can be safely challenged and improved.

These papers provide the context for, and an overview of, a suite of materials which offers pointers to effective local management of the serious case review process, including an overview of the history of and rationale for SCRs and a brief exploration of some of the factors which make reviews of child protection practice and subsequent action to implement recommendations particularly challenging.

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