The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is responsible for overseeing the review of serious child protection cases in England.
The Panel became operational in June 2018 and published its first annual report1 and its first national review2 in March 2020. This national review focused on safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation.
Between July 2018 and March 2019, The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel received rapid reviews concerning over 300 children who died or suffered serious harm as a result of abuse or neglect. The Panel identified 21 adolescents from 17 localities who died or were seriously harmed within a context of criminal exploitation.
Our briefing summarises:
ReferencesChild Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2020) Annual report 2018 to 2019: patterns in practice, key messages, and 2020 work programme (PDF). London: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
Summarises key messages from rapid reviews about serious safeguarding incidents in England from July 2018 to December 2019.
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Find out more about case reviews, find a case review in the National Repository or read our series of thematic briefings highlighting the learning around particular topics.