Learning from case review briefings

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018

Our thematic briefings highlight the learning from case reviews that are conducted when a child dies or is seriously injured and abuse or neglect are suspected.

Each briefing focuses on a different topic, pulling together key risk factors and practice recommendations to help practitioners understand and act upon the learning from case reviews.

Download the learning from case review briefings

Types of abuse

Child sexual exploitation
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.

Domestic abuse
Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, where domestic abuse is a key factor.

Harmful sexual behaviour
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where where harmful sexual behaviour was highlighted as a significant issue.

Neglect
Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.

Online abuse
Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.

Children or families at risk

Infants
Lessons from case reviews published since 2017 where children aged two or under were the subject of the review.

Deaf and disabled children
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010 which have highlighted lessons for working with deaf and disabled children.

Parents with a mental health problem
Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, where the mental health problems of parents were a key factor.

Culture and faith
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues.

First generation immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where parents and/or children who were not born in the UK were the subject of the review.

Hidden men
Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.

Parents who misuse substances
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where substance misuse is a key factor.

People whose language is not English
Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where family members do not have English as their first language.

Suicide
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where the young people involved have made an attempt on or taken their own lives.

Teenagers 
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where adolescents were the subject of the review.

Challenges to professional practice

Disguised compliance
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Returning children home from care
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, which have highlighted lessons for returning children home from care.

Learning for specific sectors

Education
Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, which have highlighted lessons for the education sector to improve safeguarding practice.

Housing
Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, focusing on learning that specifically relates to housing services.

Police
Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, providing a summary of risk factors and learning for improved police practice.

Voluntary agencies
Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, where voluntary agencies were the focus of the review.

Health sector

Health
Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice.

CAMHS
Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

GPs and primary healthcare teams
Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for GPs and primary healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.

Paediatrics and accident and emergency
Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, highlighting learning for paediatric and accident and emergency teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.

Perinatal healthcare teams
Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, which have highlighted lessons for perinatal healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.