Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and Learning Reviews

From 29 June 2018, local authorities are required, under a statutory duty, to notify the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel of incidents where they know or suspect that a child has been abused or neglected and a child has died or been seriously harmed.

From 29th September 2019, the SSCP will conduct Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and single and multi-agency learning reviews in line with statutory guidance overseen by the Learning and Improvement subgroup. All Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and learning reviews will use a systems approach and one that is proportionate to the case.

Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and learning reviews locally and nationally is cascaded via briefings, learning bulletins and practitioner workshops, promoted on the SSCP website and incorporated into all aspects of multi-agency training.

Action plans arising from local cases or ones the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership has been involved in are monitored, followed up and implemented across different agencies as appropriate.

Serious Case Reviews published by Somerset Safeguarding Children Board are available on the Serious Case Reviews webpage.