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Case reviews

When a child dies, or is seriously harmed, as a result of abuse or neglect, a case review is conducted to identify ways that local professionals and organisations can improve the way they work together to safeguard children.

We work with local safeguarding partners to ensure that learning from case reviews can be accessed and shared at a local, regional and national level.

National case review repository

The most comprehensive collection of publicly accessible case reviews in the UK, making it easier to access and share learning.

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Recently published case reviews

A list of the child safeguarding practice reviews, serious case reviews, significant case reviews and child practice reviews added to the National case review repository from 2019 to 2023.

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Process in each UK nation

Find out the terminology and guidance for carrying out and sharing the learning from the reviews in each UK nation.

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Learning from case review briefings

A series of thematic briefings highlighting the learning from case reviews. Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations.

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Case reviews update email

Subscribe to receive our monthly update alerting you to case reviews added to the National case review repository and our new learning from case review briefings.

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Training course: Learning from case reviews

Find out how you can apply the lessons from case reviews and improve your practice to help protect children and young people. 

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