Report that aims to:
• identify characteristics of those children who have died and the reasons for each of their deaths
• consider the circumstances of their deaths and comment on the reports local authorities provide
• identify any possible implications for the future care of children and young people, always with an eye to whether there are lessons to be learned.
This interim report summarises data from Serious Case Reviews (SCR) notified to the Department for Education during 2009-10.
The aim of this work is to provide up to date, comprehensive data on serious and fatal maltreatment of children in England, and to set those data in the context of other relevant data on children’s health, well-being and possible harm. This has been achieved through a descriptive analysis of Serious Case Reviews from 2009-10, using data from the database reports.
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 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.
Report of a study which attempted to improve understanding of the role of post-industrial decline on the health of Scotland through making comparisons between Scotland and other areas of Europe which have experienced a similar process of industrialisation and de-industrialisation.
Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity. These four programmes explore life experiences and issues for people in their eighties.
Summary of the findings of a study which attempted, for the first time, to calculate alcohol population attributable fractions for Scotland using estimates based on evidence available in the epidemiological literature and specific estimates of population drinking in Scotland. The mortality and morbidity data for 2003 was used to estimate more fully the burden of alcohol related harm in Scotland.
This is the full Report of the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie by Lord Laming. The Report investigates the events surrounding Victoria's last few months and examines the local social services arrangements involved in the case. It reviews the lack of good practice and gross failure of the system in this case and makes recommendations with regard to improvements at national and local level.
This is the second report from the National Forum on Drug-related Deaths. The drug death statistics published each year in the General Register of Scotland (GROS) report are fundamental to the work of the National Forum. This year the GROS report was more detailed than ever before. The report confirmed a disappointing but not unexpected trend.
Executive summary of the serious case review of child B, who died in December 2007.