The national case review repository, launched in November 2013, is the most comprehensive collection of case reviews in the UK. It provides a single place for published case reviews to make it easier to access and share learning at a local, regional and national level.
The repository has over 1,500 serious case reviews from England, Scotland and Wales, and thematic analysis reports from all four nations dating back to 1945. The collection also includes case reviews published anonymously on behalf of Safeguarding Children Partnerships.
Our information specialists write abstracts and add keywords to each report in the repository to enable professionals to find case reviews on particular themes and issues.
You can access case review reports via our online Library catalogue. We also hold physical reference copies of all case reviews in the NSPCC Library.
We encourage safeguarding partners in England and their equivalents in the other nations to submit newly published case review reports via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning from case review briefings
Case reviews contain important lessons about how professionals can improve practice to better protect children.
Our information specialists produce and maintain a series of briefings which highlight learning gathered from serious case reviews. The briefings summarise key risk factors, and also include practice recommendations to help practitioners act upon the learning.