Complexity and challenge - a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017: CASPAR briefing

Last updated: 16 Mar 2020 Topics: Case reviews Neglect Looked after children

The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) from 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2017.

Our briefing summarises findings from the report around:

  • trends and patterns in case reviews over time
  • learning from cases involving neglect
  • learning from cases involving vulnerable adolescents
  • learning from cases involving care and court proceedings
  • the impact of learning from case reviews on local safeguarding practice.

Download the briefing (PDF)


Department for Education (DfE) (2020) Complexity and challenge: a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017. Final report (PDF). London: Department for Education