Learning from Serious Case Reviews

This course is aimed at professionals working with children and/or their carers/parents who could potentially contribute to assessing planning intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns. Each year well in excess of 100 serious case reviews are carried out by Safeguarding Children Boards. Whilst the purpose of reviews is to contribute to learning and practice improvements, too often the only people who really have the time to absorb the learning are those who have been involved in the review process.

The course objective is to support professionals to understand what is meant by a serious case review and the national picture and learning, using ‘Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011 to 2014 Final report May 2016, LONDON. HMSO.