serious case reviews

Summary of a serious case review undertaken by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) following the death in 2010 of BW and the serious injury to CW.

The decision to proceed with a review was taken in 2010 by the Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board, Hilary Thompson.

Serious case review focused on a three year old white Welsh boy who died in 2007 as a result of injuries he sustained when he was knocked down by a motor vehicle on the road outside his family’s home.

He was the second youngest of six siblings. All of the children were subject of child protection plans.

Serious case review based on a 15 year old girl who died in 2009 as a result of cardiac arrest. The post-mortem investigations found that she had inhaled butane gas prior to her death.

Child D was the younger child of two siblings and was looked after by the local authority during the months before her death.

Serious case review summary detailing the death of a premature baby, which was nursed in the Special Care Baby unit, but later died at the family home.

Study that presents a critical, thematic analysis of recommendations from 33 of the serious case reviews (cases of child death or serious injury through abuse or neglect) completed in 2009-2010.

The central aim of the study was to consider what part recommendations can play in aiding agencies and individuals "to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children" (HM Government 2010:246).

Chapter 8 of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2010 requires that a Local Safeguarding Children Board should always conduct a Serious Case Review when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death.

The circumstances of the death of Child F were considered consistent with this criterion and a Serious Case Review was commissioned on 16 April 2010 by the Hull Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB).

The aim of the study is to provide an in depth exploration of a small number of serious case reviews to consider how the knowledge that practitioners, and especially social workers, have on child development might have had an impact on the case and on outcomes for the children.

Six serious case reviews were selected from thirty three of the available serious case reviews which had been completed in 2009 or 2010.

Executive summary which brings together the findings from a serious case review and identifies the lessons learned from the case and the recommendations.

Executive summary which brings together the findings from a serious case review and to clearly identify the lessons learned from the case and the recommendations which have been made.

This Serious Case Review (SCR) has been undertaken by the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board (the LSCB), a multi-agency partnership which is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how local organisations will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of local children.

The SCR has been undertaken in accordance with the statutory guidance set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children – Chapter 8: Serious Case Reviews (HM Government 2009).